Improving reading comprehension in Primary schools, using both class teaching and a group intervention to boost inferential understanding
DateThu, 28th April, 2016
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationLionwood Junior School, Norwich
Tony is the leading National Trainer for ‘Inference Training –improving reading comprehension in Primary and Secondary schools’, based on the work of Nicola Yuill, Jane Oakhill & Kate Cain.
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.
This course will cover the common barriers to understanding text that some readers experience and will explain quick ways to gain insights into what comprehension strategies pupils are using and ignoring.
It provides five key approaches to improving comprehension in classrooms and suggestions of how to embed these across KS1/2.
The course also includes some specific approaches to help pupils be prepared and confident with the end of KS2 reading assessment.
£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places
Course name:Improving reading comprehension in Primary schools, using both class teaching and a group intervention to boost inferential understanding
Date:Thu, 28th April, 2016
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:Lionwood Junior School, 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.