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.
Chapter 4: Year 2: Developing Reading Comprehension through Poetry
Year 2: Developing Reading Comprehension through Poetry
Poetry can all too often be perceived as problematic and is sometimes used solely as a way of exploring structure and identifying language features. This chapter addresses the teaching of comprehension skills through the use of poetry, building upon children's dialogue to explore meanings and suggesting ways in which you can develop comprehension through close examination of words and phrases that may initially lie beyond children's understanding.
This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:
- know how to structure and scaffold discussion to extend children's comprehension;
- understand how poetry can be used to explore authorial intent with children;
- develop teaching strategies that will facilitate and aid reading comprehension.
Working through this chapter ...