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 3: Oral Storytelling and Reading Comprehension

Year 3: Oral storytelling and reading comprehension

Learning Outcomes

Storytelling is a powerful tool in the classroom but one that you might not immediately relate to developing comprehension skills. Active engagement, collaboration and interaction between the storyteller and the listeners can greatly enhance children's ability to make sense of a story and gain a greater understanding of the subtle complexities that lie within a text.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • understand how storytelling can be used to develop comprehension skills;
  • consider what constitutes effective storytelling;
  • be able to reflect upon how this can be used in lessons to encourage dialogue, participation and collaboration.

Teachers’ Standards

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

  • Demonstrate good subject and ...
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