ON DEMAND: Reading Comprehension for Years 3-4

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 
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

Please have a copy of this book handy or at least be familiar with the text. 

See the PETAA unit :     The Little Wave (petaa.edu.au) 

Cost of participation:

Registration type




Student member




 Whole School - MEMBERS ONLY   $350 * please call us on 1300 307 382


3/01/2023 - 31/12/2023
Sign in or create an account to register Registration ends 31/12/2023 11:00 PM
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