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Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension provides resources that assist teachers to develop students' growing understanding and use of English in line with the three Australian Curriculum: English strands Language, Literature and Literacy.
All Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension titles support the Australian Curriculum: English. Many titles also support the Australian Curriculum: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business), Science, Health and Physical Education and Technologies, (Digital Technologies, Design and Technologies). The general capabilities, cross-curriculum priorities and/or content. To see how Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension cards support the Australian Curriculum refer to the Nelson Primary Literacy Catalogue.
Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension builds on the popular Nelson Literacy Directions series.
Specifically designed to make the comprehension process visible, Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension focuses on the core strategies and skills used when making meaning from text.
By focusing explicitly on the core strategies and skills, the program deconstructs the comprehension process for young readers, thereby enabling students to focus on their reading comprehension and monitor and repair their understanding.
The components in Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension are closely linked to form a cohesive and comprehensive literacy program. Packaged in a handy box set, each level comprises:
Levelled Exemplar Cards
Exemplar Digital Texts software, available on USB and at nldcomprehension.com with an individual access code, for use on desktops, tablets and interactive whiteboards
Videos embedded within the Exemplar Digital Texts
Teacher's Resource USB.
The core comprehension strategies are the tools that readers employ when making meaning from text. Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension provides resources for modelled, guided and independent use of the following strategies:
The core comprehension skills, or thinking processes, are used automatically by proficient readers to achieve ongoing monitoring for understanding. Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension focuses on:
The Teacher's Resource USB provides lesson plans for all texts in each
Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension Box Set.
Each lesson plan includes notes on the following areas:
Teacher's Resource USB features:
The Levelled Exemplar Cards provide carefully levelled fiction and non-fiction texts for guided and independent reading practice with a wide range of text types and text forms. There are six copies of 27 different cards in each Nelson Literacy Directions Box Set. Each Levelled Exemplar Card focuses on a core comprehension skill, which is labelled on the front of the card and reflected in the Strategy to Skill questions that are provided on page 6 of each card. The questions encourage readers to use various core comprehension strategies with the focus skill. Answers to the Strategy to Skill comprehension questions are available in the lesson plans on the Teacher's Resource USB.
The Nelson Literacy Directions Comprehension Exemplar Digital Texts software is designed for modelling the use of the core comprehension strategies and skills via whole-class explicit instruction. There is an Exemplar Digitial Text for each of the key text types. Functionality includes text editing, annotations and note-making.
The Exemplar Digital Texts software is available on USB and at nldcomprehension.com using an individual access code for use on internet-connected computers and tablet devices.
Watch to see how the students interact with Let's Get Into Digital Art!
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