Understanding Reading Comprehension : Processes and Practices
Reading comprehension is a vital aspect of learning to read that all primary school teachers need to understand.
Drawing from educational and psychological research, this book supports the development of student teachers’ subject knowledge by providing a detailed analysis of the reading comprehension process. This is combined with practical strategies and techniques for use in the classroom. Coverage includes:
School-based activities in every chapter
An in-depth focus on the inference making process
The role of vocabulary and syntax in comprehension
Cognitive and meta-cognitive processes including the use of memory
Advice on developing effective classroom talk with different groups of children
Using different text genres
This is essential reading for primary English modules on initial teacher education courses, including university-based (PGCE, PGDE, BA QTS, BEd), school-based (SCITT, School Direct, Teach First) and employment-based routes into teaching, and also for current teachers wishing to further develop their knowledge.