Author(s): Eve Recht
Catching on to Comprehension is an exciting new comprehension series that provides full coverage of the English comprehension skills needed in the primary years. The series is skills-based, meaning that a key skill in comprehension such as sequencing, identifying important details or recognising the authors voice is explicitly taught in each unit. Each unit has a learning sequence that fits in with how teachers teach and classrooms work: the first page of each four-page or six-page unit is a whole class, teacher-directed lesson and the following pages are for children to complete on their own (or in groups). A follow-up activity is also provided. Each book is jam-packed with interesting, fun and relevant fiction and non-fiction texts that children will enjoy reading. The activities include multiple-choice questions that make the units in this series an ideal preparation for comprehension testing. Vocabulary activities, story structure activities and units that focus on visual literacy and using resources such as dictionaries are all included. Catching on to Comprehension is in full colour.