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The Comprehension Coach
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The Comprehension Coach


 skills to teach, strategies to choose from


‘The Comprehension Coach’ is a series of instructional videos for classroom teachers who want to become their very own Comprehension Coach for their students. Here, you’ll learn theoretical comprehension skills to apply to your literacy practice, so students are better placed to make meaning and comprehend what they’re reading. Each comprehension video is accompanied by a student response (template) for instant download. Take into your classroom and promptly and meaningfully embed these in your literacy practice.

The Comprehension Coach is for upper primary and lower secondary classroom teachers who:

  • Are motivated to support their students by modelling effective comprehension skills to deepen their understanding of texts

  • Want to ensure their students make meaning of what they read through modelled, shared and independent examples

  • Have capable readers who are reading fluently and accurately (most of the time!)

  • Need to save time locating and making resources to suit comprehension skills

What you’ll learn 

Each video describes the purpose and theory of a comprehension skill and its importance. Visible learning intentions and success criteria are explicitly stated at the beginning of each clip, with the description of the levels of comprehension and reading frameworks. Modelled, scaffolded examples of each skill are practically worked through at a student level using the carefully constructed student responses (templates) which align with curriculum expectations.

What’s included:

  • TEN instructional videos in this series, which include essential comprehension skills: inferring, making connections, skimming and scanning, building background knowledge, summarising, predicting, paraphrasing, questioning, and visualising

  • Videos range between 8-16 minutes in duration 

  • Corresponding reading descriptors and achievement standards from the Australian Curriculum (9.0) and Victorian Curriculum (2017) 

  • Student responses (templates) as A4 downloadable PDF documents 

Purchase all ten of these videos and accompanying templates for $199AUD + GST 




Receive FIVE additional videos and aligned templates with higher order comprehension skills for those proficient readers: 

  • Mood and Tone

  • Evaluating and Analysing

  • Themes in Literature

  • Expanding Vocabulary: Defining Unfamiliar Tier 2 Words (theory) 

  • Expanding Vocabulary: Defining Unfamiliar Tier 2 words (practice) 


The details 

In line with providing students with voice and choice, you too have the ability to decide which particular skill is most pressing for your students at any given time. This means you’ll be able to access all of the 15 videos instantly at the time of purchase and work through them at your own pace. This series will be available for 6 months from the time of purchase. 


The Comprehension Coach


 skills to teach, strategies to choose from


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