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Dinosaur Retrieval Chart

Grade Work Samples
End of Stage 1 (end of Year 2)
Grade B Ashley  
Grade D Chris  

Foundation Statement strands

The following strands are covered in this activity:


Description of activity

Students are divided into groups of five. During independent reading, they select texts with help, then read and discuss these factual texts and other sources of information about dinosaurs. They then use the information they have to complete the worksheets.

Suggested materials

Pencils, worksheet

Prior learning

Students have used retrieval charts to record information from factual texts in HSIE and Science and Technology units of work.

Board of Studies NSW, English K-6 Student Work Samples, p 62


Reading and Viewing Texts (RS1.5)
Reads a wider range of texts on less familiar topics with increasing independence and understanding, making
connections between own knowledge and experience and information in texts
Skills and Strategies (RS1.6)
Draws on an increasing range of skills and strategies when reading and comprehending texts
Context an Text (RS1.7)
Understands that texts are constructed by people and identifies ways in which texts differ according to their purpose, audience and subject matter

Criteria for assessing learning

Students will be assessed on their ability to:

  • look for specific information in factual texts
  • use a number of sources of information
  • read a variety of literary and factual texts
  • read and comprehend unfamiliar texts
  • use different parts of a book to gain access to information, eg cover, title, contents page, glossary, index.


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