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Between the Lines: developing comprehension day 1

Delivered by Just Imagine with Just Imagine HQ

April 5 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

£380 + VAT (£456 inc.)

Course content

  • This comprehensive, practical and interactive course explores the full range of reading skills It addresses knowledge-based and skills-based perspectives and proposes pedagogical practices which develop skills in rich and purposeful contexts. The content draws on a two-year research project managed by Just Imagine Director, Nikki Gamble for the London School Excellence Fund and on work undertaken for Guiding Readers: Developing Effective Approaches to Reading Comprehension ( UKLA academic Book of the Year 2017). We start with an overview of the model of comprehension that underpins the National Curriculum, drawing on insights from recent research as well as school based and LA wide projects to demonstrate what works. We make a clear distinction between the teaching approaches needed for developing reading comprehension and for the assessment of reading. Areas of focus:
  • Understanding comprehension and inference
  • Selecting texts and mapping the potential of the text
  • Discussion and dialogue
  • The most effective evidence based strategies including reciprocal reading strategies, visualisation, use of graphic organisers, text marking, think aloud
  • authentic questioning and other metacognitive strategies
  • Robust vocabulary instruction
  • Comprehending fiction, non-fiction and poetry
  • Teacher assessment
  • Auditing and action planning
  • Delegates receive a copy of Guiding Readers and a copy of the 4XR handbook with the three day course. (except Ebor course)
  • For those attending only 1 or 2 days the books are made available at a course discount
  • Delegates attending the Ebor training can purchse the books at a discounted course rate



April 5
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Just Imagine
01621 855862


Just Imagine HQ
River Barn, Unit 2, Langford Hall Farm, Witham Road
Langford, Essex CM9 4ST United Kingdom