- Subject index
Expectations in primary English are high, particularly in reading. There is an emphasis on inference and deduction together with vocabulary development: two key elements for preparing pupils to access texts at a higher level. At the same time, there is also a change in the rhetoric around guided reading with teachers trying different pedagogies in order to fully prepare pupils for the demands of the reading curriculum. This book explores the various approaches to developing higher level readers.
Chapter 3: Variety of texts
Variety of texts
This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:
- Understand why a variety of texts are important to develop reading at Key Stage 2;
- Understand what constitutes a challenging text;
- Have an awareness of a variety of relevant challenging texts and how to keep up to date with new texts;
- Consider relevant research around the impact of using a variety of texts.