Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ NAPLAN Test Skills Grade

Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ NAPLAN Test Skills Grade

Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ NAPLAN Test Skills Grade 5 1. Predict what an article is about Prediction: using language features. Language Features are the parts of This article is about galah birds an article. The title is the name of the article. and how they act. It takes a humorous approach. Text Layout is how the words are emphasised on the page. Words, paragraphs, labels, text boxes and fonts Visual Layout is how pictures are used to illustrate an idea. drawings, photographs, diagrams and labelled photographs CF U Identify a language feature in the Giddy galahs article that supports the prediction. Predict what an article is about Predict what each article is about in the 2013 using language features. 1 2 Year 5 Reading Magazine. CF U 1 Look at the title, text layout and visual layout. 1 2 Predict what the article is about. (Write your prediction on the page.) How did I/you analyse the title, text layout and visual layout?

2 How did I/you predict what the article is about? Predict what each article is about in the Year 5 Example test Reading Magazine Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 1 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 2. Identify text type, audience and Types of text purpose. Imaginative text tells made-up stories to entertain. narratives, stories, folktales, plays, poems Persuasive text is written to convince someone to agree with you. Advertisements, film reviews, arguments Shai has been coming all summer, catching three buses to stand at the shoreline, close his eyes and crunch warm shell grit between his toeslike he did on his old island home, where currents were lazy and the water warm and calm. Text type: imaginative text Audience: children Purpose: tell a story to entertain Informative text tells facts about real people, places and things. describes things or how to do something, informational report, science, history, how to ride a bike, History of Australia. Audience is the people the article was written for. Letter to the Editor Enough is enough. It is high time that international treaties be put in place forcing countries to take responsibility for cleaning up the mess they have created in space. Text type: persuasive text Audience: general public , adults Purpose: to convince countries to clean up objects left in space. Adults, children, dog owners, girls, boys

Purpose is why the article was written CF U youoflaugh. To How convince you to To 1 make What type text is the to play SPUD buyarticle? a newHow television. To describe trees. do you know? A. Imaginative text B. Informative text C. Persuasive text Text type: 2 What is the audience of the SPUD article? _______________________________________ 3 What is the purpose of the SPUD article? Audience: _______________________________________ Purpose. Identify text type, ________________________________________ Use the NAPLAN 2013 and Example test Reading Magazines. audience and purpose. Answer in the magazines. CF 1 Read the entire text. 2 Identify the type of text, audience and purpose. 3 Summarise1 what the article is about. 1 U How did I/you analyse the text type, audience and purpose? 2 How did I/you summarise what the article is about? Teacher Note Teacher selects articles and guides students through reading and analysis. Australian Curriculum English

Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 1 2 give main information without all the details. Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 3. Analyse1 text using key words and Key words are words that represent the most important ideas in a text. summarising notes. Summarising notes give the main information about something without all the details. Analyse text using key Use the NAPLAN 2013 The Tree of Life and words and summarising City of the Ancients articles. 1 Number each paragraph notes. 2 Identify key words. (underline) CF U 1 How did I/you identify key words? 2 How did I/you write summarising notes? 3 Write summarising notes next to the text. Hint: be sure to look at everything including paragraphs, titles, tables and photographs. Teacher Note Teacher selects a few articles and guides students through reading and analysis. Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 1 3 examine something carefully to understand it Name: _______________________________

Date: _______________ 4. We will use strategies to answer Scan the text for exact words from the question. Scan thequestions literal 1. in nearby words. Find the answer text for 1 2 3 2 words from the question 1. Where do polar bears live? Australia Arctic If you cannot find exact word matches, use strategies 2 and 3. Find pronouns and the noun they refer to. Use pronoun reference 2. Where do polar bears hunt seals? On land Where ice has openings Look for Similar words or phrases Find words or phrases that share the same meaning. Polar Bears Polar bears live in the Arctic3. They have thick white fur to keep their bodies warm. Male polar bears weigh up to 545 kilograms. Females can weigh 300 kilograms. Polar bears eat seals. They catch the seals in openings in the ice. 1 CF U What strategy/strategies would you use to answer the following question: What do polar bears eat? 1 2 2 3 Warning: Some questions cannot be

answered by looking for answers in the text. 3. Why did the author write about polar bears? What strategy/strategies would you use to answer the following question: To describe polar bears To raise money to save polar bears About how many kilograms can a female polar bear weigh? 1 2 3 1 2 3 Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 4 (literal questions) questions with answers found in the text look at quickly far northern part of the Earth Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 4. We will use strategies to answer Scan the text for Use pronoun Look for similar literal questions. words from the reference words or phrases 2 3 1 If you cannot find exact word matches, use the strategies 2 and 3. question Use strategies to answer literal questions. 1 Select words from the question to scan for in the text. (underline) 2 Scan the text for similar information using the strategies. (underline) 3 Identify1 the answer in the text. (circle) 4 Select the similar answer option. (fill in the bubble)

Read The Tree of Life article on page 2 in the 2013 Reading Magazine. Use the strategies to answer the questions. click here Teacher Note CF U 1 How did I/you select words to scan for in the text? 2 How did I/you scan the text for similar information? 3 How did I/you find the answer in the text? 4 How did I/you select the answer option? Percentage of students nationally who answered these NAPLAN questions correctly: 1 (90%), 3 (88%), 5 (90%) 1 Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 5 find Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 4. We will use strategies to answer Scan the text for Use pronoun Look for similar literal questions. words from the reference words or phrases 2 3 1 If you cannot find exact word matches, use the strategies 2 and 3. question Use strategies to answer literal questions.

1 Select words from the question to scan for in the text. (underline) 2 Scan the text for similar information using the strategies. (underline) 3 Identify1 the answer in the text. (circle) 4 Select the similar answer option. (fill in the bubble) Read the Attack and Defence article on page 7 in the Example test Reading Magazine. Use the strategies to answer the questions. click here 51 How long were Triceratopss horns? longer than a tennis court one metre one hundred metres as long as his tail 52 Which dinosaurs tail ended in a bony club? Tuojiangosaurus Diplodocus Triceratops Euoplocephalus CF U Teacher Note 1 How did I/you select words to scan for in the text? 2 How did I/you scan the text for similar information? 3 How did I/you find the answer in the text? 4 How did I/you select the answer option? Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 6 Percentage of students answering correctly is not available for Example Test questions Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ Read the Helping our Waterways posters on page 2 in the Example test Reading Magazine. Use the strategies to answer

the questions. 1. Before reading, predict what the article is about using language features. Look at the title, text layout and visual layout. 2. Read the entire text. Identify text type, audience and purpose. 3. Analyse text using key words and summarising notes. 1 Number each paragraph. 2 Underline key words. 3 Write summarising notes next to the text. Hint: be sure to look at everything including paragraphs, titles, tables and photographs. 4. Use strategies to answer literal questions. 1 Select words from the question to scan for in the text. (underline) 2 Scan the text for similar information. (underline) 3 Identify the answer in the text. (circle) 4 Select the similar answer option. CF (fill in the bubble) U 1 2 3 4 How How How How did did did did I/you I/you I/you I/you use the title, text layout and visual layout to predict what the article is about? identify the text type, audience and purpose identify key words and write summarising notes? use a strategy to answer the question? click here Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 7 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ Read the Duyfken Replica Sailing Ship article on page 6 in the Example test Reading Magazine. Use the strategies to answer the questions. 1. Before reading, predict what the article is about using language features. Look at the title, text layout and visual layout.

2. Read the entire text. Identify text type, audience and purpose. 3. Analyse text using key words and summarising notes. 1 Number each paragraph. 2 Underline key words. 3 Write summarising notes next to the text. Hint: be sure to look at everything including paragraphs, titles, tables and photographs. 4. Use strategies to answer literal questions. 1 Select words from the question to scan for in the text. (underline) 2 Scan the text for similar information. (underline) 3 Identify the answer in the text. (circle) 4 Select the similar answer option. CF (fill in the bubble) U 1 2 3 4 How How How How did did did did I/you I/you I/you I/you use the title, text layout and visual layout to predict what the article is about? identify the text type, audience and purpose identify key words and write summarising notes? use a strategy to answer the question? click here Teacher Note Percentage of students nationally who answered these NAPLAN questions correctly: 25 (77%), 27 (66%), 28 (27%) Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 8 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 5. We will answer inferential Inferring means to tell what is happening based on the information you have. questions. Inferential questions cannot always be answered by looking for an answer in the text. You need to come up with your own answer based on ideas in the text. Text-based inference questions require a reader to understand something not

directly written in the text. Why are polar bears hard to see on the ice? They live in the Arctic. They have white fur. Context-based inference questions ask about how a text was written or why a text was written. Why did the author write about polar bears? To describe polar bears To raise money to save polar bears Polar Bears Polar bears live in the Arctic3. They have thick white fur to keep their bodies warm. Male polar bears weigh up to 545 kilograms. Females can weigh 300 kilograms. Polar bears eat seals. They catch the seals in openings in the ice. CF U 1 In your own words, what does inferring mean? Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 9 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 5. We will answer inferential Study each answer to Understand what the Understand what the questions. 1 question is asking. 2 answers mean. 3 select the correct answer. Read The tree of life article on page 2 in the Reading Magazine. Use strategies to answer inferential questions. 1 Identify key words that show what the question is asking. (underline) 2 Identify key words in the answers. (underline) 3 Read the text. 4 Study each answer to see if it answers the question. (fill in the bubble) Hint: Select the correct answer that matches the question based on ideas in the text. Context-based inference 53 Why is The tree of life a good title for the article? O O O O click here

Coconuts grow on trees. Coconuts have many uses that help people. The coconut was named after a monkey. Coconuts are seeds Teacher Note 1 2 3 CF U Percentage of students nationally who answered these NAPLAN questions correctly: 6 (58%) How did I/you select key words in the question? How did I/you select key words in the answer? How did I/you select the answer? Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 10 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 5. We will answer inferential Study each answer to Understand what the Understand what the questions. 1 question is asking. 2 answers mean. 3 select the correct answer. Read the Helping our waterways posters on page 2 in the Example test Reading Magazine. Use strategies to answer inferential questions. 1 Identify key words that show what the question is asking. (underline) 2 Identify key words in the answers. (underline) 3 Read the text. 4 Study each answer to see if it answers the question. (fill in the bubble) Hint: Select the correct answer that matches the question based on ideas in the text. Text-based inference Context-based inference 1 2 3

click here CF U How did I/you select key words in the question? How did I/you select key words in the answer? How did I/you select the answer? Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 11 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 5. We will answer inferential Study each answer to Understand what the Understand what the questions. 1 question is asking. 2 answers mean. 3 select the correct answer. Read the Young adventurer article on page 4 in the Example test Reading Magazine. Use strategies to answer inferential questions. 1 Identify key words that show what the question is asking. (underline) 2 Identify key words in the answers. (underline) 3 Read the text. 4 Study each answer to see if it answers the question. (fill in the bubble) Hint: Select the correct answer that matches the question based on ideas in the text. Text-based inference click here Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 12 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 6. Analyse characters in narratives. A narrative is a story. Characters are the people or animals in a story that the story is about. Characters actions are what they do. Character traits are what characters are like, their personalities lazy, violent, powerless, disorganised cruel, wise, funny, kind, brave, generous, persistent

Characters can be analysed by looking at what they think, say and do in a story. character actions character actio n CF U 1 Name an action from the story that shows Sara thought she was going to play football? 2 Why did Saras dad say she played football on Sunday? A. To remind her to get ready. B. Sara got ready on the wrong day. Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 13 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 6. Analyse characters in narratives. A narrative is a story. Characters are the people or animals in a story that the story is about. Characters actions are what they do. Character traits are what characters are like, their personalities lazy, violent, powerless, disorganised cruel, wise, funny, kind, brave, generous, persistent Characters can be analysed by looking at what they think, say and do in a story. Read A Special Day on page 5 of the Example Reading Magazine. Use the strategies to answer the questions. Use strategies to answer questions about characters. 1 2 3 4 Identify key words that show what the question is asking. (underline) Identify key words in the answers. (underline) Read the text. Analyse what characters think, say and do to answer questions about characters. (fill in the correct bubble) 1 2 3 click here CF U How did I/you select key words in the question? How did I/you select key words in the answer?

How did I/you select the answer? Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 14 Name: _______________________________ Date: _______________ 6. Analyse characters in narratives. A narrative is a story. Characters are the people or animals in a story that the story is about. Characters actions are what they do. Character traits are what characters are like, their personalities lazy, violent, powerless, disorganised cruel, wise, funny, kind, brave, generous, persistent Characters can be analysed by looking at what they think, say and do in a story. Read A Special Day on page 5 of the Year 3 Example Reading Magazine. Use the strategies to answer the questions. Use strategies to answer questions about characters. 1 2 3 4 Identify key words that show what the question is asking. (underline) Identify key words in the answers. (underline) Read the text. Analyse what characters think, say and do to answer questions about characters. (fill in the correct bubble) click here 1 2 3 CF U How did I/you select key words in the question? How did I/you select key words in the answer? How did I/you select the answer? Australian Curriculum English Year 5 NAPLAN Test Skills 15

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