Focused PD: Reading Comprehension for Years 3-4

Teacher helping an individual student at the child's desk
For STAFF MEETINGS! Presented 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 second of three online seminars focussing on different year levels: F-2,3-4, 5-6.

Who should participate?

  • Teachers of students Years 3-4
  • 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: The Little Wave by Pip Harry              Please have  a copy of this book handy or at least be familiar with the text. 

University of Queensland Press 2019       ISBN-13  978-0702260476

Expertly written in verse form, the story revolves around three plausible, three-dimensional characters who alternate their narration. Primary school children, they have been given an assignment by their teachers to write to a pen pal and thus the two contrasting settings, a beautiful surfing beach and a remote outback town, serve to highlight the challenges which the children experience. CBCA Judges

  See the PETAA unit :     The Little Wave ( 


Cost of participation:




Student member




 Whole School - MEMBERS ONLY   $350


30/03/2022 - 30/12/2022
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 1/01/2023 9:00 AM
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