The Matariki Star Cluster Reading and Literacy Skills Year 3-4

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Description

Explore the scientific and cultural significance of the Matariki Star Cluster with our set of reading and literacy activities. We have provided two options for you: a set of whole-class teaching slides and printable worksheets for small-group or independent use. These activities work for Year 3-4 learners and align with the Science of Reading and the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.
 
In this Matariki Star Cluster Reading Comprehension and Literacy Activities pack, you receive:
 
1. A whole-class teaching set of PowerPoint slides (40 slides)
  • Shared reading text
  • Reading comprehension questions, including making inferences
  • GIST summarising activity – a great tool for students to get the “GIST” of the text
  • Literacy and language skills questions
    • Vocabulary
    • Grammar
    • Morphology
    • Sentence structure
    • Punctuation
    • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Text structure analysing activity
    • Concept Map
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Creative thinking follow-up activities
 
2. Small group or independent activities (20 pages)
  • A one-page reading text
  • Reading comprehension questions
  • GIST summarising activity – a great tool for students to get the “GIST” of the text
  • Literacy and language skills questions
  • Text structure analysing activity
  • Venn Diagram
  • Critical thinking questions
  • Creative thinking follow-up activities
 
3. Answers Key for applicable questions.
 
4. Comprehensive Teacher Guide and ‘Tips For Use’ page with ways to use this resource in your classroom—a MUST-READ guide!
 
These activities come with British spelling and paper sizes.
 
WHY this resource?
By engaging with Matariki through these activities, students will develop reading comprehension through the Science of Reading, which emphasises comprehension strategies alongside building vocabulary, grammar, syntax, sentence and text structure, verbal reasoning, and rich content knowledge. These activities provide comprehensive knowledge about Matariki and build students’ literacy and critical thinking skills, aligning with the principles of a knowledge-rich curriculum.

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