Helping pupils to read effectively in Reading National Assessments at Year 2 and 6
DateThu, 12th October, 2017
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
Reading in a test situation is different to other kinds of reading and National Assessments seem to be with us to stay.
This day outlines how a whole school approach to reading in a test can help pupils feel confident and improve attainment, whilst keeping the reading curriculum rich and engaging
This day draws on a range of literature and best practice in test reading.
“Unless we take care, high stakes testing has the potential to reduce the language and reading curriculum to a narrow set of exercises. It makes sense to us that strategies needed in test taking would be better if they were part of the daily curriculum”
Fountas and Pinnell
“Preparation for Year 6 assessments is most effective when it is embedded in the curriculum, rather than a bolt on at the start of Year 6.Simply completing test like tasks focus on the mechanics of responding rather than underlying skills and strategies”
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:Helping pupils to read effectively in Reading National Assessments at Year 2 and 6
Date:Thu, 12th October, 2017
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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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.