1. Why was Reading Box Red created? Due to the huge popularity of Reading Box Blueand the number of grades that it was being used on the authors decided to write Reading Box Red. Reading Box Red fits in between the Blue Box and the Green Box.
Experienced and well known team of authors.
Every card in the box provides excellent practice for NAPLAN tests.
Each card in the box has 20 questions that are self marking.
A simple 9 minute levelling test is provided so students can be assigned to their appropriate starting level.
The backs of each card offer a wide selection of language and reading activities.
A list of recommendations for modelled writing is provided.
Questioning tests the students comprehension proficiency at a literal, interpretive, inferential and critical level.
Optional Challenges are provided on each card to extend students. These often use head or implied questions.
2.Suitable for both boys and girls
Boys and girls learn differently, and have different interests.
Different strategies and topics are employed to grab the interest of both boys and girls.
We have surveyed both boys and girls to find out what they like to read.
Reluctant readers are engaged by the reading tasks presented in Reading Box Red. The high interest topics and stunning visual presentation of the cards mean that children’s minds are captured immediately.
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.
directly stated in the text
stated in a label, diagram, title or heading
linked in consecutive sentences
a sequence of events
the meaning of symbols in text, map or poster
information in diagrams, pictures and other images
the main idea using key words
word meanings from contextual clues
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