The National Curriculum for 2014 places an emphasis on encouraging children to read for pleasure and to be able to discuss what they have read in order to effectively demonstrate secure comprehension skills. How do you meet the needs of more able readers in this? How do you provide focused, inclusive yet challenging lessons? What does a good KS2 reading lesson look like? This book will help.

Reading in Context

Reading in context

Learning Outcomes

Our practice in teaching children to read is heavily influenced by a comprehensive body of theoretical knowledge and research which has been discussed and debated for many years. Government policy also dictates, to a certain extent, the way in which reading should be taught within the classroom. This chapter reviews the historical perspectives, provides an overview of key research findings and explores the pedagogical approaches that determine effective teaching of reading comprehension within the statutory framework introduced in September 2014.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • develop an overview of the historical background on teaching reading;
  • understand the theoretical perspectives that underpin the teaching of reading comprehension;
  • develop an understanding of the pedagogies associated with the teaching of ...
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