A home or school picture book program for middle primary students.
The aim of Comprehension Questions for 8 and 9 Year olds is to train parents and teachers to ask developmentally appropriate questions and to evaluate the quality of a child’s oral answer. If an insufficient answer is provided by a child, there are examples of how to assist the child to answer the question specifically with sufficient information. From 8 years of age, students should love engaging with their peers and adults. Therefore, the ability to understand questions is critical for participation in social interactions and success across all curriculum areas. Comprehension Questions for 8 & 9 Year Olds has been developed as an essential resource for Oral Language Development. At this age, questions require students to predict, interpret and evaluate. For example: How do you think the girl would feel? What do you think…? If you were the mum, what would you do? What made the boy say that?
Designed by Speech Pathologists for teachers and parents for use in schools, daycare and in the home this program provides 8 and 9 year olds with:
- Lists of developmentally appropriate picture books and comprehension questions.
Samples of 8 and 9 year old age-appropriate answers and samples of inadequate answers.
- Techniques and strategies to implement when a child provides an inadequate answer.
- An instruction booklet that outlines how the resource can be presented to a whole class, small groups or individual home setting.
- 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.
- 33 cards that model appropriate questions and responses for the books listed in the Recommended Books for 8 and 9 Year Olds such as ‘The Gruffalo’, ‘Diary of a Wombat’, ‘The Giving Tree’, ‘Possum Magic’ ‘Ella Kazoo Will Not Brush Her Hair’.
- The questions are primarily inferential, predictive, evaluative and appreciative type questions.
- Two easy to administer progress checks; are included, to check on the acquisition of comprehension questioning ability.
The other programs within the range include:
This publication is mentioned within the ‘Whole School Literacy Strategy’ booklet on page 20.
Boost reading comprehension
These are home or school-based picture book programs.
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
8-9 Year Old Comprehension Questions Progress Check
A screen of comprehension ability.
The Comprehension Questions screens can be used to assess a child’s progress with the comprehension programs or to allow for identification of areas of weakness
Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Language, Literacy & Motor Milestones
A booklet that provides an overview of language, literacy and motor milestones for children in Years 3 to 6 (Middle to Upper Primary – 8 to 11 year olds). Tips for home and causes for concern are also outlined. The booklet can be photocopied back to back and then folded in half to provide a compact reference.
Students in middle to upper primary should be independent and creative problem solvers. As students reach the middle primary, developed language skills are critical for
Supporting the Understanding of Questions
A fact sheet listing observations that indicate a child is experiencing difficulties with oral news telling and narrative retelling which may constitute a potential referral to a Speech Pathologist.
When asking a child questions it’s important to support and teach them what the question means and how you want them to answer it. If
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Interpreting,analysing,evaluating - Comprehension - Use comprehension strategies to build literal and inferred meaning and begin to evaluate texts by drawing on growing knowledge of context, text structures and language features
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