Best practice approaches to improving reading comprehension and enjoyment in KS1 and 2

Date

Fri, 17th March, 2017

Time

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location

St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich

Ref. Number

PB/1617/En/144

Price

£0.00

Description

Tony is the leading National Trainer for ‘Inference Training : improving reading comprehension in Primary and Secondary schools’, based on Nicola Yuill’s, Jane Oakhill’s & Kate Cain’s work.

Around 10-15 % of pupils in Primary schools who decode adequately seem to experience problems understanding and enjoying the texts they read. Often this is because pupils read in a passive way and neglect to use higher order strategies such as inference. Weak comprehension has a significant and detrimental impact on attainment in all subjects.

COURSE CONTENT

• The characteristics of reading comprehension and the barriers some pupils experience understanding texts across the curriculum

• Best practice group and class approaches to improve reading comprehension and enjoyment

• How to help pupils improve their reading in a test/exam context

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Course name:

Best practice approaches to improving reading comprehension and enjoyment in KS1 and 2

Ref. Number:

PB/1617/En/144

Date:

Fri, 17th March, 2017

Time:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location:

St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich

Price:

£0.00

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Presenter(s)

Tony Whatmuff

Tony Whatmuff worked as a class teacher and Deputy Head in schools in Merseyside, London and Leicester for 20 years. For the last 10 years he has been involved in school improvement and teacher training.
Tony is the National Trainer for Inference Training –improving reading comprehension in Primary and Secondary schools, based on the work of Nicola Yuill, Jane Oakhill and Kate Cain. There are 75 accredited inference trainers across the country and Tony works with the Institute of Education to coordinate training and support.
Inference training was highly praised in Professor Brooks’ 2013 publications What works for children and young people with literacy difficulties? Inference training is also one of the seven “Closing the Gap” interventions currently being evaluated in a national study funded by the Education Endowment Fund and organised by the National College

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