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Primary Comprehension


Primary Comprehension

Literal, inferential and applied comprehension

Primary comprehension is a blackline master series designed to provide opportunities for students to read texts in a variety ofgenres, to answer literal, inferential and applied comprehension questions and to practise a selection of comprehension strategies.


  • student texts written in particular genres
  • three levels of questioning
  • specific student activities to utilise or practise appropriate comprehension strategies
  • indicators
  • worksheet information for teachers
  • answers
  • extension activities usually involving texts written in the same genre
  • text indicators to show three different levels of questioning
  • genre definitions
  • comprehension strategy definitions
  • explanations of three levels of questioning
  • outcome links