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 6: Analysing Pre-Twentieth Century Literature

Year 6: Analysing pre-twentieth century literature

Learning Outcomes

Pre-twentieth century literature can sometimes be eluded in the primary classroom due to the challenging nature of some of the language or the perception that the children will cover this at secondary school. This chapter considers how we can use pre-twentieth century fiction to continue to stimulate an active interest in reading and understanding the world around us. It will suggest ways of reading the text and further improving critical reading, while considering how these skills lead us to teaching writing more effectively.

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • know how to sustain engagement and enjoyment of reading more challenging texts;
  • understand how to develop deeper analysis of texts;
  • develop teaching strategies ...
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