Boost reading comprehension

Year Level: Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2, Years 3 to 6

A home or school-based picture book program.

Boost reading comprehension with Speech Pathology scripted comprehension questions and matching picture books.

  • Designed for use in the home or within schools.
  • Contains a list of recommended picture books for this age group.
  • Questions cards outline examples of age-appropriate comprehension question responses and details what
  • constitutes a delayed response.
  • Two time-efficient ‘progress checks’ are included.

Includes:

  • A note from the author presenting an overview of the theory underpinning the program.
  • An instruction manual outlining how to present the program to large groups, small groups or individual children.
  • 42 double-sided picture book cards.
  • Each card reminds the importance of repeated reading of picture books and outlines a collection of questions to be asked on day 1, then further questions to be asked on days 2, 3 and 4.
  • The questions focus primarily upon Blank (level 3 and 4 questions).

The programs within the range include:

This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 12. See our Copyright Terms of Use at https://pld-literacy.org/help-pages/copyright-policy/.

  • Boost reading comprehension
    Early Years to Year 6 Assessment Schedule

    The following Early Years to Year 6 full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence outlines have been provided as a general term-by-term guide from which schools can adapt their scheduling. While some students will progress faster and some slower, these plans should be considered for the bulk of students. Screening and tracking is an […]

    The following Early Years to Year 6 full year assessment schedule and scope and sequence outlines have been provided as a general term-by-term guide from

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    8-9 Year Old Comprehension Questions Progress Check

    A screen of comprehension ability focusing on focuses on literal, reorganisation, inferential, evaluation and appreciation questions.

    The Comprehension Questions screens can be used to assess a child’s progress with the comprehension programs or to allow for the identification of areas of

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    4 Year Old Comprehension Questions Progress Check

    A screen of comprehension ability focusing on Blank Level 2 and 3 questions.

    The Comprehension Questions screens can be used to assess a child’s progress with the comprehension programs or to allow for the identification of areas of

  • Boost reading comprehension
    PLD’s 2020 Whole School Literacy Plan

    The document outlines how to implement PLD’s literacy, Movement and Motor and Oral Language resources during the Early Years, Foundation, Year 1 & 2 and across Years 3 to 6. Each page provides suggested time frames and implementation recommendations.

    The purpose of this document is to provide an implementation outline to assist schools in scheduling the PLD programs within a broad school-based strategy. When

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