This comprehensive, practical and interactive course explores the full range of reading skills. It addresses knowledge-centred 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