The highly anticipated new editions, released in 2022, feature new and updated content, new student examples, a user-friendly contemporary design and eBooks with a huge range of downloadable resources.

  • Year Levels F–6
  • Curriculum ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA
  • Subject Literacy
  • Resource Formats Digital, Print
  • Learning Focus Professional books
  • Last Updated May 2022

What it is

Developed by literacy expert Sheena Cameron, these practical resources feature rigorously tested classroom activities that:

  • improve student reading comprehension
  • create engaging and functional learning environments
  • enable students to respond to a wide range of texts.

How it helps


Improve reading comprehension: Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies contains detailed step-by-step guidance and extensive resources on how to introduce and teach essential strategies to improve students' reading comprehension skills.

Learning that is engaging and functional: The Reading Activity Handbook helps students personally connect with texts, develop independence and create a positive self-image as a reader.  

Respond to a wide range of texts: The Publishing and Display Handbook inspires student publishing by suggesting ways to create a living, changing classroom.


Easily access new and updated content: Support teaching with user-friendly designs, fresh learner-focused examples, and the plentiful resources included with the new editions in print and eBook formats.

Aligned to the Australian curriculum: Simplify planning knowing content in the newest editions aligns to the latest version of the Australian curriculum.

Support for lesson delivery: Step-by-step guidance to help learners comprehend, create and publish imaginative, informative and persuasive text types.

Meet the author

Sheena Cameron

Sheena Cameron is an experienced primary, secondary and tertiary educator known for her pragmatic approach. She is a highly regarded literacy expert, author of many teacher resources and popular professional development presenter in Australia, New Zealand and internationally.

In 2021 she was appointed a Member of NZ Order of Merit for services to education.

What it includes

Discover how resources from Sheena Cameron improve teaching outcomes.

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies

Three core pillars of knowledge

Image for Sheena Cameron Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies Step By Step Strategy Guidance

The latest edition of Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies uses three core pillars of knowledge to support and guide teachers. They are:

  • the latest reading comprehension research
  • extensive classroom experience
  • research-based practice.

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies

Step-by-step strategy guidance

Detailed instructions guide you through introductions to and teaching of valuable strategies. These include:

  • activating prior knowledge
  • self-monitoring
  • predicting
  • questioning
  • making connections
  • visualising
  • inferring
  • summarising
  • synthesising
  • skimming
  • scanning.

Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies

Engaging support materials

Each strategy is supported with a diverse range of activities and new teacher and student-friendly support material, including:

  • posters for the classroom
  • a section on building vocabulary knowledge
  • engaging blackline masters.

The Reading Activity Handbook

Purposeful activities

Image for Sheena Cameron The Reading Activity Handbook Step By Step Guidance

Help students make personal connections with texts, develop independence and a positive self-image as a reader with activities that focus on:

  • reading comprehension
  • critical thinking
  • developing vocabulary.

The Reading Activity Handbook

Step-by-step guidance

Digestible teaching guides include activities to support students:

  • locating and organising information
  • focusing on vocabulary
  • exploring characters, setting and plot
  • creating visual responses
  • engaging in writing
  • organising for talk.

The Publishing and Display Handbook

Meaningful activities

Image for Sheena Cameron The Publishing and Display Handbook In Depth Resources

The activities in this resource engage students in:

  • kinaesthetic learning
  • problem-solving
  • making choices
  • innovation and creativity.

The Publishing and Display Handbook

In-depth resources

The included resources cover the creation of:

  • bulletin boards and student work displays
  • publishing formats including books, stationery, theatres and dioramas
  • a living and changing classroom
  • aspects of digital publishing.

Samples & downloads

Look inside the latest resources from Sheena Cameron.

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