Reading Comprehension for Years 5-6


Bronwyn Parkin

1 Hour

Open all year 2023

Online unmoderated course


This course is a focused examination of teaching reading comprehension strategies in a 5-6 classroom, using an example quality mentor text, The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting.  

Learning outcomes:

  • Examine a range of strategies to assist student inferential comprehension.
  • Explore a practical example and close study The Book of Chance by Sue Whiting, shortlisted for the CBCA book awards.
  • Comprehend all aspects of a selected book - text structure, literary devices and vocabulary.

Who should participate?

  • Teachers Years 5-6

What else do I need to know?

 This is a perfect opportunity for colleagues to work together in a year or stage level. This course is self-paced and unmoderated. All participants have access to materials for 365 days from the date they register. 

How does it work?

  • Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Group booking: Schools interested in making a group booking should email us the number of teachers they wish to enrol in order to receive a quote.

Cost of participation




PL Subscription School Member
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Group booking (10+)
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Completing this workshop will contribute 1 hour (NSW - Elective PL) of online Professional Learning addressing 1.1.2, 1.2.2, 1.5.2, 2.1.2, 2.2.2, 3.2.2 and 4.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.

This course is part of a series of online unmoderated courses -

 Text -

The Book of Chance
Sue Whiting 
              "This complex narrative is set south of Sydney in Wollongong, significantly far away from where the main character Chance Callahan started her life. Suspense and tension are deftly created through the use of a flashback device. Themes of honesty and truth underpin the events." CBCA Judges  
 NOTE: To get the most from this recorded session, have a copy of this book handy or at least be familiar with the text.

 PETAA unit -    The Book of Chance  

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