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WHITE SANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL. PRIMARY 5 FOUNDATION ENGLISH. HOME-BASED LEARNING DAY 2. POWERPOINT SLIDES NO 2. REVISION. Tackling Comprehension. With QEUSLAC. Let’s recall the of Comprehension. 3 Levels of Questions. Level 1: Right there (Literal)
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WHITE SANDS PRIMARY SCHOOL PRIMARY 5 FOUNDATION ENGLISH HOME-BASED LEARNING DAY 2 POWERPOINT SLIDES NO 2 REVISION
Tackling Comprehension With QEUSLAC
Let’s recall the of Comprehension
3 Levels of Questions • Level 1: Right there (Literal) • Level 2: Think and Search (Inferential) • Level 3: On Your Own (Application)
Types of Questions – 5W1H • WHO: Information related to people Eg. Who was Mr Lee Ah Beng? • WHEN: Information related to time Eg. When did he see the parcel? • WHERE: Information related to place Eg. Where did he see the parcel?
Types of Questions – 5W1H • WHY: Information related to reasons Eg. Why was he late for school? • WHAT: Information related to something or someone Eg. What were they doing? • HOW: To describe in what ways, in what condition, by what means, to what extent Eg. How did he get there?
QEUSLAC • Make predictions from the Questions • Read for Enjoyment • Read for Understanding • Summarize and paraphrase the paragraphs • Read the questions one at a time and link clue words to the paragraphs • Apply CUB skills • Check your answers
QEUSLAC • Question • Enjoyment • Understanding • Summarize • Link • Apply • Check
QUESTION • Read the questions one by one • As you read the questions, think of all the possible answers that you can imagine for that given situation
QUESTION • Form your own story • Some answers can be found in the questions itself
QUESTION • Spend about 3-5 minutes thinking about and predicting the various possible answers to all the questions
QUESTION For example: • What was the man’s occupation? • What were they going to do with the money?
ENJOY THE STORY • As you read for enjoyment, think about your earlier predictions • Spend about 2-3 minutes reading the text just to enjoy the story
UNDERSTAND • After reading for enjoyment, it is now time to understand the text • Read line by line and think about what the words and sentences mean
UNDERSTAND • You may have to do the ‘U’ – understanding part more than once if you find yourself still not clear about some sentences or words
SUMMARIZE • You can summarize the text as you complete each paragraph • Underline key sentences and give an overall theme for the paragraph
LINK • Look out for key words in the question in the paragraph • Link paragraph to question (this may not be true at times)
APPLY • Apply CUB strategy - Circle question words - Underline tenses - Bracket key phrases to the questions
( ) APPLY • Helps you to identify the correct tense • Write a grammatically sound answer Eg. Why did he come to school late ? He wakes up late. He woke up late.
CHECK • Critical that you check your work by reading the sentences in your head and checking if it makes sense and are grammatically correct
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