Hands-on activities for developing comprehension and language skills.
Active Comprehension is a collection of comprehension activities that encourages a hands-on approach to engaging with texts. As the name implies, the activities get students doing; drawing, cutting, pasting, manipulating and physically organising their response to texts. Skills include predicting, summarising, evaluating, inferring, making connections, finding information, and many more. The resource is ideal for visual and kinaesthetic learners, dyslexic students, ESOL students, reluctant readers and writers and students with special needs.
The tasks included:
Have a clear start and finish
Have a recognisable structure
Are predominantly visual
Allow students to physically organise their thoughts
Require minimal writing