Improving reading comprehension in Primary schools, using class teaching and a group intervention to boost inferential understanding

Date

Fri, 9th October, 2015

Time

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location

Lionwood Junior School, Norwich

Ref. Number

PB/1516/En/58

Price

£0.00

Description

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.

THE COURSE
This one day course contains an engaging and lively outline of the theory and practice in reading comprehension. It uses presentation, DVD clips and practical activities to try out and take away.

This course outlines:
• The key comprehension barriers some pupils experience when reading texts
• Effective ways to assess the range of strengths and weaknesses readers have in comprehension, to provide teachers with more clarity
• How a group intervention involving 20 lessons can help to recalibrate the way pupils read-participants try it out as students
• A range of effective classroom strategies in KS1-2
• The support some students need in order to be able to read information texts effectively and maximise attainment and confidence

£160 for 1 place, £300 for 2 places

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Course name:

Improving reading comprehension in Primary schools, using class teaching and a group intervention to boost inferential understanding

Ref. Number:

PB/1516/En/58

Date:

Fri, 9th October, 2015

Time:

9:30 am - 3:30 pm

Location:

Lionwood Junior School, 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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