Friday 27 August – READING – IMPROVING TEXT RESPONSE – A Window into Comprehension

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Foundation to Year 6 Teachers


This seminar will provide teachers with a scaffold for Analysing Text Response.  It will help clarify what we are teaching and looking for, as students read, write, and view texts. It is critical that any assessment of text response occurs within a variety of contexts. Having purposeful reading conferences with strong student voice allows us insight into their thinking and their ability to elaborate on their understandings verbally. Readers Notebook provides a collection of student-written responses to texts including creative responses such as character monologues, writing of songs, illustrations, etc – all of these are part of the rich data we can gather on student comprehension. We need consistent and clear indicators of developing comprehension to inform our planning and teaching.

  • What are we looking for in student text response?
  • Clarifying comprehension – understanding the importance of metacognition
  • Importance of Teacher modelling – practical ways to build confidence
  • Ways to improve and vary quality of text response – comprehension
  • Varied contexts for developing student text response – authentic data
  • A practical scaffold to help teachers analyse text response
  • Strengthening Reading Conferences – building student voice to respond and discuss
  • Strategies to improve independent reading – helping students help themselves


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Workshop Details


Heidelberg Golf Club

Main Road

Lower Plenty Vic 3093



Week Day Workshops: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm

Saturday Workshops: 10:00 am to 3:15 pm



$270 per person, or $250 per person (including GST) for two or more participants from the one school

(Cost includes morning tea, lunch and hand-outs)


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