Reflecting and interpreting texts is no mean feat! It involves a number of skills: identifying the main idea, author’s message and purpose, interpreting the author’s choice of vocabulary, making connections and drawing conclusions to analyse texts. Students should be familiar with some of these concepts before attempting to teach reflective and interpretative analysis of texts.To help you teach this complex strategy,
you will find:a poster and an anchor chart, thinking schemas, classroom work examples, classroom activities, self evaluation chart.
This kit supports the Australian Curriculum: English / Year 8 / Literacy / Interpreting, analysing, evaluating / ACELY1734
Content Description - Use comprehension strategies to interpret and evaluate texts by reflecting on the validity of content and the credibility of sources, including finding evidence in the text for the author’s point of view