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Literacy skills for reading

Literacy - 50 QUICK activities - reading - language, inferencing, purpose & idea


Here are  50 QUICK literacy activities for reading, designed to get your students Literacy Fit - especially your Year 10s!  Think NZQA Literacy co-requisites!  Present as a slide show presentation or print for students to complete in their books.  Slideshow includes answers.  


Students complete three short activities:

1.  Superpowers -  (those of the writer) - identify language and structural features and describe effects

2.  Inference -  read 'between' and 'beyond' the lines.

3.  Purpose and Idea students look 'behind' the lines.


Also in this series:


This resource includes:

Presentation slideshows for your big screen.  Answers are included. (View only.)

Printable pages - 2 sets per page to save on photocopying, but you can print 2 pages per sheet and it's still readable!  Perfect if you don't have a good big screen!  Answers are included, so print a couple of those too for students to mark their own work.  (View only.)


Tip:  You could have a session printing and laminating to make a giant collection of reusable reading cards for yourself or your department.



You'll receive a PDF document with a link to view-only:

🖥️ Google Slides - presentation

🖥️ Google Slides - resized to A4 pages for printing.



Also helpful are these related products:

 Lit Fit F.A.B for writing

Lit Fit Bits for reading comprehension

✅ The Literacy lifesaver

Close reading cards - sequenced reading cues for before and after reading.

Essential mini lesson sets for targeted teaching in just about everything, including language (aka Glitter and Glue).



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