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.

Year 1: Using Questioning with Picture Books

Year 1: Using questioning with picture books

Learning Outcomes

This chapter explores how you can develop language comprehension and reading comprehension in the classroom using picture books to promote and encourage discussion and dialogue.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • know how language comprehension can aid understanding of texts, including visual and multimodal forms;
  • develop an understanding of how questioning can be used to extend thinking;
  • have a greater awareness of the ways in which you can support this through classroom activities.

Teachers’ Standards

Working through this chapter will help you meet the following standards.

  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.
  • Make accurate and productive use of assessment.

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