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Book Detectives

Book Detectives
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Description

Turn your students into detectives with this interactive literacy groups activity. Each card contains a print concept that students must find in a book they are reading. When they find a concept, they place a card on that page and continue reading to find the rest. This activity works for any book that contains at least short sentences. Detectives can check their work with a partner or the teacher when they are done. 
 

Suitable for
  • Relief Teachers
Lesson Structure
  • Individual Activity
  • Rotations / Group Work
  • Class Activity
Curriculum Codes

AC9EFLA04 9

Understand conventions of print and screen, including how books and simple digital texts are usually organised

AC9EFLA06 9

Recognise that sentences are made up of groups of words that work together in particular ways to make meaning

AC9EFLY04 9

Read decodable and authentic texts using developing phonic knowledge, and monitor meaning using context and emerging grammatical knowledge

ACELA1433 8.4

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, for example directionality

ACELA1434 8.4

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning

ACELY1649 8.4

Read decodable and predictable texts, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging contextual, semantic, grammatical and phonic knowledge

ENe-4A old

Demonstrates developing skills and strategies to read, view and comprehend short, predictable texts on familiar topics in different media and technologies

ENe-9B old

Demonstrates developing skills and knowledge in grammar, punctuation and vocabulary when responding to and composing texts

ENE-PRINT-01 new

Tracks written text from left to right and from top to bottom of the page and identifies visual and spatial features of print

ENE-VOCAB-01 new

Understands and effectively uses Tier 1 words and Tier 2 words in familiar contexts

ENE-OLC-01 new

Communicates effectively by using interpersonal conventions and language with familiar peers and adults

ENE-RECOM-01 new

Comprehends independently read texts using background knowledge, word knowledge and understanding of how sentences connect

ENE-CWT-01 new

Creates written texts that include at least 2 related ideas and correct simple sentences

ENE-PHOKW-01 new

Uses single-letter grapheme–phoneme correspondences and common digraphs to decode and encode words when reading and creating texts

ENE-REFLU-01 new

Reads decodable texts aloud with automaticity

VCELA142

Understand concepts about print and screen, including how books, film and simple digital texts work, and know some features of print, including directionality

VCELA144

Recognise that texts are made up of words and groups of words that make meaning

VCELY152

Read texts with familiar structures and features, practising phrasing and fluency, and monitor meaning using concepts about print and emerging phonic, semantic, contextual and grammatical knowledge

Differentiation

Modifications

Use a support person to assist with finding all the concepts.
 

EXTENSIONS

Try that activity with a book unfamiliar to the student. 

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Reviews
Lyn Lawrence
Posted 1 year ago
Totally loved this