• 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.

Interpretation of texts
Interpretation of texts
Chapter objectives

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Have an awareness of the research associated with interpreting texts;
  • Understand some of the challenges associated with teaching how to interpret texts;
  • Know how to plan for the opportunity for interpretation;
  • Know how to develop pupils’ interpretive skills through discussion work, drama, questioning and teaching perspective.
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