Go to navigation
It is currently Wed Dec 07, 2016 8:17 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: SATS Comprehension paper
PostPosted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:28 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:51 am
Posts: 1161
Anyone having a similar problem - my dd appears to be very good at past comprehension papers. If i let her finish she is geting a level 5, HOWEVER my problem is that when i time her (45 min for the answer booklet) she is not able to finish and missing out on the level 5 by just a couple of marks :!:

Any tips :?:
Thanks :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 2:36 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 64
Not sure if your daughter works through sequentially or jumps over questions if she's not sure of the answer. My son used to run out of time and miss questions he knew how to answer at the end because to got stuck on questions earlier on.

This was solved by putting a mark by questions that he wasn't sure about and then after getting to the end of the paper going back and answering those he missed out.

Also does she underline key words in the text as she reads? If not this helps to locate the right place in the text when going back to answer the questions.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 3:13 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:51 am
Posts: 1161
Thanks so much for you reply. We have talked about when she has ten mins left looking through the paper and just doing the ones that are left that she knows she will be able to tackle.

I asked her about underlineing text in the booklet and she thought she was not allowed to :?: Does your ds get told he is allowed to do this ?
:)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 9:48 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Feb 02, 2010 10:07 am
Posts: 64
Underlining the key words is a recommended strategy by all the tuition books I've seen on comprehension. My son underlines on the practice papers they are given and has said that nobody has told him not to (though they may not have noticed!). Even if it is frowned upon at your daughter's school (perhaps becasue they want to re use the papers year after year) it is a must for practice and to do in the actual test. All the past papers from 2003 seem to be available free on the internet (see separate forum thread on past papers) so you could always print out your own copy for her to practice on.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:38 pm
Posts: 2083
Location: Maidstone
Tiredmum how do you mark her comprehension? I have a book with guide but I find it really hard to mark comprehension. Its kind of a bit beyond me at the moment. Maths is more my comfort zone as there is only one answer. Same for composition, I find it even harder. I am personally not a creative writer :cry:

Underlining keywords definately seems a great strategy. Also how about telling her to spend most time on questions with higher marks first?

_________________
Impossible is Nothing.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:20 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:51 am
Posts: 1161
hi guys

I have been using past papers from online sites, and they have a very comprehensive marking booklet with them.

I will tell her to underline key parts and explain that when she takes it in school - as its the "proper" sats - the papers will not be used again.

ITs a good idea about paying attention to the higher mark questions, will get her to try that and let you know how i get on.

I know what you mean sherry about marking creative writing. Its very difficult - so i dont do it :lol: my dd is a good writer so am just relying on the school to keep her on track with it. (fingers crossed) :lol:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 5:52 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:51 am
Posts: 1161
Just a quick update.
Did another past sats comprehension paper. Talked with her about all the points raised in this thread and she did loads better in the time given. She was only 2 questions away from finishing and would have scored a secure level 5. Am hoping she does the same in the REAL sats :lol: Thanks for all your help :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 6:33 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 2:32 pm
Posts: 6966
Location: East Kent
There is an excellent set of books, published by Rising Stars. Called Achieve Level 5.

It gives model answer and shows what is expected,


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2010 7:06 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Nov 01, 2009 1:51 am
Posts: 1161
Thanks yoyo
i do have the maths one of these, may take a look at the english one too :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2009 12:06 pm
Posts: 209
Location: Rugby
Bonds How to do comprehension is an excellent book. Lots of tips.

_________________
DEATH rides a white horse named Binky


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 10 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
CALL 020 8204 5060
   
Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Disclaimer | Copyright © 2004 – 2016