• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

Still the biggest concern for many on initial teacher training courses is the acquisition of subject knowledge and the ability to translate that into effective teaching. This book addresses this - building on the core subject knowledge covered in the Achieving QTS series and relating it to classroom practice. It supports trainees in extending and deepening their knowledge of English and demonstrating how to apply it to planning and implementing lessons. Practical and up-to-date teaching examples are used to clearly contextualize subject knowledge. A clear focus on classroom practice helps trainees to build confidence and develop their own teaching strategies.

Approaches to Developing Comprehension
Approaches to developing comprehension
Introduction

In her analysis of reading as a transaction, Louise Rosenblatt (1978) distinguishes between the text and the poem. By the text she means the set of marks on the page; by the poem she means the transaction that occurs as readers bring their past experience to bear on the text to create meaning. The poem, therefore, is not a thing but a process, not an object but an event. Moreover, it is a continually changing process. When a reader reads a story ...

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