• Summary
  • Contents
  • 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.

Questioning texts
Questioning texts
Chapter objectives

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Have an awareness of the research associated with questioning to develop comprehension skills;
  • Know how to plan for effective questioning;
  • Understand different approaches to questioning a text.
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