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Super Six - Reading Comprehension Strategies
In this six session course we will move beyond what the words SAY and delve deep into what they MEAN!
Tailored to the age and interests of the learner, this private or small group class uses a variety of texts and activities to develop reading comprehension skills and a love of reading!
Super Six - Reading Comprehension Strategies
Description
There are two parts to reading;
DECODING - What do the words say? Decoding means you can recognize the letters and their corresponding sounds.
COMPREHENSION - What do the words mean? A good reader uses many strategies to create meaning from the decoded words.
In this fun, six session course, we will explore the super six strategies of reading comprehension:
Making connections
Predicting
Questioning
Monitoring
Visualizing
Summarizing
Make a lifelong reader of you child today, because you are never lonely if you have a book!
Learning Goals
  • Through explicit teaching and hand on activities, students will become familiar with the super-six strategies for reading comprehension. They will be able to apply these strategies to new and familiar texts.
Outcome
  • Students will understand and be able to demonstrate the following: Making connections. Predicting. Questioning. Monitoring. Visualizing. Summarizing.
  • Making Connections – Students will make connections between a variety of texts, their own lives and experiences, and the world around them.
  • Predicting – Students will make educated guesses about texts based on clues from pictures or prior knowledge. They will refine and revise these predictions after reading.
  • Questioning – Students will learn to ask questions to clarify meaning and purpose.
  • Monitoring – Students will be able to stop and think about what they are reading and ask, 'Does it make sense? '. Students will learn strategies for determining meaning.
  • Visualising – Students will be able to ‘see’ what is happening in the story in their mind’s eye.
  • Summarizing – Students will be able to choose the most important points of a text and write them in their own words.
Requirement
  • A pen and paper and ability to access any digital worksheets sent in class
Homework
  • Each session will end with a take-away or a skill to continue working on to further develop reading comprehension skills.
External Resources
  • TBA
Time commitment
  • 6 x 25 minute classes. There may be additional time outside class for homework.
Supply List
  • TBA
1 - 5 times a week 6-Time Course
25 minutes Class Duration
4 Kids Class Size
Ages 5-18 Age Range
USD 79.10 Total Price Per Learner (USD)

Teacher
My name is Shannon and I am a qualified Drama and English teacher from Australia. In 2017 my family and I (my husband and two teenage sons), sold everything we owned to travel the world and learn from all that it has to offer. We are currently based in Vietnam and I am teaching English online.
I graduated university with a Bachelor of Creative Arts Honours in Theatre 1994 and since that time have been working as a professional actor, director and teacher. I also hold a Graduate Diploma in Learning and Teaching (Secondary) as well as a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. I have both an Advanced and Professional TESOL Certificate and hold an International English Teaching Licence as well as an Australian teaching license.
In 2004 I started my own Theatre school called TheatreMax, offering drama classes and productions for ages 3 through to adults and my background in Theatre translates into my English teaching style. My teaching focus is very much student led and interest driven with a focus on creativity, storytelling and confidence building. I also homeschool (or worldschool as we are travelling!) my two boys and believe in people following their passions, trying, failing and then trying again.
I have extensive experience working with students with both physical and intellectual disabilities and have worked as a classroom teacher in Australian high school mainstream and support units. Fun fact, in the 90’s I used to travel around Australia dressed up as a purple fluffy creature called Tickle the Doodat for a children’s group called The Hooley Dooleys. I am an accomplished script writer and have been commissioned to create productions for community groups around such issues as pollution and bullying. I have worked with many community and school groups of various ages and nationalities and in various countries to devise performances for cultural and arts festivals.
No matter what class of mine you choose you will develop your creativity and confidence and have fun!
Please note that all my classes require a minimum of three students to run and can be scheduled at a time to suit you. Contact me to arrange a class today!








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