4: Developing Comprehension Magic with a Class



Video 1 & 2 show examples of the use of the visualisation strategy.

Video 3 shows the use of prior knowledge with a chunk of text.

Resources: 3 videos, Teaching notes, The Deep 5 Script and teaching chart, Story samples.

Aim: To teach the students to remember and process text more deeply. Here you teach students to form mental images (visualize) as they read and it is strategies like this that can bring text to life. The 5 strategies are visualisation, prior knowledge, asking questions, forming hypothesis and making connections within a text.

Level: Students can decode with ease and have shown fluency with the use of Stage 3 or have confidence accurately retelling text at their reading level.