- 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 and funded by the DfE and London School Excellence Fund. It is informed by work undertaken for Guiding Readers - Layers of Meaning, winner of the UKLA Academic Book of the Year 2017 (Wayne Tennent, David Reedy, Angela Hobsbaum and Nikki Gamble). Areas of focus:
- Understanding comprehension and inference
Selecting texts and mapping the potential of the text
The importance of 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
Auditing and action planning
This is day 1 of our comprehension course.
Full three days at discounted rate of £300 plus VAT If booking for three days please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Individual days can be booked using the booking form.
Day 1 presents a broad overview of comprehension skills and strategies, with a focus on discussion and dialogue
Day 2 takes a closer look at inference
Day 3 examines vocabulary development for comprehension