ON DEMAND : Reading Comprehension for Years F-2

Presented online by Dr Bronwyn Parkin. Comprehending written text is the purpose of reading. Yet comprehension, and particularly the ability of students to infer, is an ongoing concern for many teachers.  This is the first of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

Who should participate?

  • Teachers of students Years F-2
  • Teacher librarians
  • Early career and pre-service teachers

Why participate?  In an hour we will closely study one book shortlisted for the CBCA book awards, to comprehend all aspects of the book: Illustrations, text structure, literary devices and of course vocabulary.

This is a perfect opportunity for colleagues to work together in a year, stage or staff meeting. 

Book: Not Cute by Philip Bunting          To get the most from this recorded session, have a copy of the book handy or at least be familiar with this text.

A story with a strong, solid message and well-placed characterisation. Bunting is able to expand a single idea in a few, well-chosen words and seal the narrative off with a neat, amusing ending, largely told in his recognisable illustrative style.  CBCA Judges

Scholastic Australia 2021              ISBN:   9781760972387

Find the PETAA unit of work here :  Not Cute (petaa.edu.au)

Cost of participation:

Registration type




Student member $30
Non member  $50

$350 * please call us on 1300 307 382 or email [email protected]

3/01/2023 - 15/12/2023
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 15/12/2023 9:00 AM
AUS Eastern Summer Time