Reading Comprehension for Years 3-4


Bronwyn Parkin

1 Hour

Open all year

Online unmoderated course


This course is a focused examination of teaching reading comprehension strategies in an 3-4 classroom, using an example quality mentor text, The Little Wave by Pip Harry.

Learning outcomes:

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

Who should participate?

  • Teachers Years 3-4

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 addressin1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2. 3.2.2, 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

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


Text - 

The Little Wave 
Pip Harry 



"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

University of Queensland Press 2019
ISBN-13  978-0702260476


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


PETAA unit -     

  The Little Wave

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