Reading Comprehension for Years F-2

Not Cute by Philip Bunting front cover

Bronwyn Parkin

1 Hour

Open all year

Online unmoderated course



This course is a focused examination of teaching reading comprehension strategies in an F-2 classroom, using an example quality mentor text - Phillip Bunting's Not cute.

Learning outcomes:

  • Examine a range of strategies to assist student inferential comprehension.
  • Explore a practical example and close study of one book shortlisted for the CBCA book awards.
  • Comprehend all aspects of a selected book - Illustrations, text structure, literary devices and vocabulary.

Who should participate?

  • Teachers F-2

What else do I need to know?

 This is a perfect opportunity for colleagues to work together in a year, stage or full staff meeting. This course is self-paced and unmoderated. All participants have access to materials for 365 days from the date they register. 

How does it work?
  • Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Group booking: Schools interested in making a group booking should email us the number of teachers they wish to enrol in order to receive a quote.


Cost of participation




PL Subscription School Member
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Group booking (10+)
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Completing this workshop will contribute 1 hour (NSW - Elective PL) of online Professional Learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2, 3.3.2 and 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

This course is part of a series of online unmoderated courses -

Text -

Not Cute
Philip Bunting  


 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   



NOTE: To get the most from this recorded session, have a copy of the book handy or at least be familiar with this text.

PETAA unit -   Not Cute

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