This kit has been designed to help senior primary students and lower secondary students strengthen their comprehension skills.
Like Reading Box Blue, the kit has based its reading material around the different text types. Older readers are faced with more complex reading decisions, with the difference between text types becoming more subtle. The challenges presented by Reading Box Green help instruct students on how to negotiate and comprehend these textual forms, as well as provide strong examples for them to follow when expressing their own ideas in clearly defined formats.
High interest subject matter and beautiful illustrations complete each card, maintaining the impressive standards set by Reading Box Blue.
Reading Box Green introduces a couple of exciting innovations to our original format. The main cards are now presented as four-page booklets, allowing for longer texts and additional graphics. The kit also includes a supplementary set of Rapid Reader cards. These bonus cards have been designed to increase the speed at which students read and comprehend.
Reading Box Green:
services Upper Primary and Lower Secondary
has cards beginning at Reading Level 22, continuing up to a reading age of 15+
has contents spanning 12 graded colour levels, with each level containing 12 cards.
presents material in 4-page booklet form
has a large number of contributing established authors
continues the same high standards of texts and graphics as laid down by its predecessor Reading Box Blue
includes a supplementary set of Rapid Reader cards. A series of graded, short passage exercises that can be utilised in a variety of ways.
2. Suitable for both boys and girls All cards in Reading Box Green have been designed to appeal to both genders. That said, a concerted effort has been made by the producers of Reading Box Green to include topics that will encourage more boys to read for pleasure. Texts touching on science & technology; thrills & adventure; latest fads & sports are sure to spark the interest of boys.
3. The 3H’s – Here, Hidden, Head The reading comprehension activities provide questions that give students practice in the 3H question types. The 3H strategy divides questions into three types: HERE, HIDDEN, and HEAD:
HERE questions are obvious in the text ie. literal
HIDDEN questions can be drawn from one or more parts of the text
HEAD questions require the reader to bring their own knowledge or understanding to the information given in the text.
The questions have been graded with the HERE questions being presented first. The 3H strategy is based on the work of L Graham and B Wong 1993.
Literal, interpretive, inferential and critical levels
In keeping with the curriculum, every effort has been made to provide questions that test proficiency at a literal, interpretive, inferential and critical level.
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