- 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 9: Thematic approaches
This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:
- Understand how research has informed teaching through a thematic approach;
- Know how to plan a thematic approach using appropriate and relevant reading materials;
- Consider the importance of teaching theme to develop comprehension skills.