If your students feel a little uneasy about the upcoming NAPLAN literacy tests, Reading Eggs can be a great way to settle the nerves and familiarise students with related content. It is important to remember that the NAPLAN tests are designed to be tests of skill; so whilst content is important, demonstrating fundamental literacy and test-taking skills are critical.
How can Reading Eggs help?
The questions that appear in the Comprehension Lessons have been designed to help students improve their test-taking skills, using question types similar to those found in the NAPLAN Reading and Comprehension tests. Here, students undertake pre-reading activities that model and teach comprehension strategies, with a reading extract followed by a set of comprehension questions that assess a student’s factual, inferential and textual understandings of the text.
These activities help students to develop fundamental NAPLAN comprehension skills such as making connections, identifying the main ideas of a text, recognising the purpose text titles, analysing characters, and drawing inferences and conclusions – improving their ability to understand and interpret texts.
The Stadium covers comprehension, word usage, vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills, covering a number of fundamental skills required for the NAPLAN Reading and Language Conventions tests. A key component of this test is demonstrating student knowledge and use of language conventions in different texts. Using the Stadium and the Library, students can gain exposure to a range of texts as well as develop practical skills through real-time skill tests.
Reading Eggs Big Books and Book Notes are another fantastic way to assist your students with NAPLAN. There are over 300 Big Books levelled 1-34 available within Teacher Resources and the Library. Many of the Big Books have Teacher Book Notes available which contain a teaching focus sheet for your lesson and a student worksheet. This is a great way to develop reading and comprehension skills amongst the entire class.
Reading Eggs offers a variety of NAPLAN style questions for years 3-7.
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*NB: There are practice papers and activities for Years 2, 4 & 6 to help with preparation/review for other years.