Just Imagine CPD sessions in reading – Between the lines: developing comprehension day 3

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Just Imagine CPD sessions in reading – Between the lines: developing comprehension day 3

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


Between the lines: An approach to developing comprehension skills in context

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 meaningful contexts

The content draws on a two-year research project managed by Just Imagine and funded by the DfE and London Schools Excellence Fund. It is informed
by work undertaken for Guiding Readers – Layers of meaning, winner of the UKLA Academic Book Award 2017 (Wayne Tennent, David Reedy,
Angela Hobsbaum and Nikki Gamble).

Areas of focus
ƒ Understanding comprehension and inference
ƒ Selecting texts and mapping the potential of the text
ƒ The importance of discussion and dialogue
ƒ 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
ƒ Robust vocabulary instruction
ƒ Comprehending fiction, non-fiction and poetry
ƒ Teacher assessment
ƒ Auditing and action planning

Key Stage suitability
Primary, KS3

Course length
Three-day course with gap tasks:
Day 1 Comprehension overview and the development of inference skills
Day 2 Improving talk for reading: discussion and dialogue; teacher assessment
Day 3 Building vocabulary for reading
Options for one- or two-day versions are available on request.

Development projects
Two or three year projects can be devised
for more sustained development work.

To book please click here, for further details email l.jackson@ebor.academy


March 4
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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