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Between the Lines: developing comprehension day 2

November 19 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm


Continues 4th March 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm (Between the Lines: developing comprehension day 3)

This is a continuation of the earlier CPD, Between the Lines: developing comprehension day 1, delivered on October 22 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

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 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
  • Teacher assessment
  • Auditing and action planning

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November 19
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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