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A reading comprehension lesson guide using the linked non-fiction text about plastic pollution.

Curriculum coverage

Spoken Language:

  • articulate and justify answers, arguments and opinions
  • give well-structured descriptions, explanations and narratives for different purposes, including for expressing feelings
  • maintain attention and participate actively in collaborative conversations, staying on topic and initiating and responding to comment

Reading comprehension

  • discussing and clarifying the meanings of words, linking new meanings to known vocabulary
  • checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading
  • making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done
  • answering and asking questions

Learning objectives:

To understand describe plastics, plastic pollution and its effects

To use reading as a starting point for discussion/ writing

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