Blakes Learning Centres: Comprehension and Writing Response Upper

Author(s): Victoria Hazell

Teacher Reference

The 40 Text and Activity Cards are divided into three levels:

  • 15 Beginning level

  • 15 Consolidating level

  • 10 Extending level

This resource also includes:

  • 28 photocopiable Work Sheets

  • Student and teacher centre checklists

  • Answers

All of the colour pages in this book are designed to be removed and laminated to provide you with a durable classroom resource that can be used for many years.


This colourful 3-book series is a spectacular addition to the Blake’s best-selling Learning Centre range and has been written by Australian authors, Victoria Hazell and Fiona Jackson. Each of the three books in the series provides 40 levelled Text Cards from a wide variety of dynamic fiction and non-fiction text types.


The pages can be removed and laminated and each Text Card has an Activity Card on the reverse side. The Activity Cards feature tasks designed to help students engage fully with the texts and uses a range of comprehension questions. The writing activities support the texts and are tailored to suit the reading level of the students.

The 40 text and activity cards are divided into three levels:

  • 15 Beginning level (the easiest level)

  • 15 Consolidating level (higher level than beginning level)

  • 10 Extending level (to challenge confident readers)

Students can use these cards to work independently, or in pairs, to develop their comprehension and writing skills. Each Activity Card is also supported by photocopiable work sheets. Answers for the Activity Card questions and work sheets are provided for the teacher as well as student activity checklists.


Each book also includes a disk that can be used to print additional cards or to display the Text & Activity Cards or work sheets to the class on an interactive whiteboard or screen.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781921367373
  • : blake
  • : blake
  • : January 2009
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Victoria Hazell
  • : en
  • : 142