• 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.

Building a reading culture
Building a reading culture
Chapter objectives

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • Understand the importance of the learning environment when teaching reading comprehension;
  • Consider ways in which you can build a reading culture within your classroom.

The final chapter of this book is designed to build on the previous chapters and capture the essence of what makes an effective reading culture. The book focuses on how best to support and challenge those pupils working at a high level of comprehension and ...

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