Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools

Author: Suzanne Horton
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473927110
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Why do we teach children to read? It is not merely to decode the words. We teach them to derive meaning from the text, to comprehend it. To not just read the lines, but to read between the lines and even read beyond the lines. So how can you make teaching comprehension in primary schools effective and engaging? How are you ensuring that children are finding meaning in what they read and how do we support more able readers to learn more? What does a good 'reading' lesson look like? This book demonstrates the effective teaching of reading through exemplar lessons. It discusses what makes them good lesson plans and how they can be adapted to suit different classes and different schools. In particular, this book helps you to meet the needs of more able readers particularly in years 5 and 6, outlining ways to challenge more able pupils to support them with the level 6 tests in Year 6. It helps you to cultivate your subject knowledge and invigorate your classroom teaching through focusing on what children need to learn and how to teach it. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Lessons in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Author: David Waugh
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473927072
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Phonics is taught every day in primary schools across England. It is fully embedded in the National Curriculum and is a huge part of teaching children to read. How do you ensure that you understand both what and how to teach? How do you separate good phonics teaching from the many phonics schemes that are used? What does a good phonics lesson look like? This text provides exemplar lessons in phonics and supports you to teach tricky words, alternative spellings, and pronunciation as well as addressing other phonics teaching challenges. It explores the most popular phonics schemes and shows you how good phonics teaching works across schemes. The adaptable and inspired lesson plans included, highlight how phonics teaching can be fun, offering ideas for teaching phonics outdoors, whole class phonics teaching and nonsense words. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit www.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools

Author: Suzanne Horton
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473904811
Format: PDF
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Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Outstanding grammar lessons are not about teaching children the mechanics of grammar but fostering a curiosity about language, words and clauses when explored within a meaningful context. This book offers practical ideas and lesson plans to help you plan and teach lessons that motivate, engage and inspire pupils to use grammar accurately and creatively to produce writing that is fluid, cohesive and purposeful. It will also help you to teach grammar confidently and effectively by addressing your own grammar questions and providing essential subject knowledge. The lesson ideas have all been tried and tested in the classroom, and you can adapt the lessons to teach other aspects of grammar or change the focus of the learning objective to reflect the needs of your classroom. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? Table of Contents What is Grammar? / Grammar in context / Year 1: Teaching Sentence Demarcation / Year 2: Teaching Conjunctions / Year 3: Teaching Direct Speech / Year 3: Using the Perfect Tense / Year 4: Teaching adverbial phrases / Year 4: Teaching the Difference between the Plural and Possessive -s / Year 5: Teaching Modal Verbs / Year 5: Teaching Expanded Noun Phrases / Year 6: Using the Subjunctive Form in Speech / Year 6: Using the Passive Voice / Moving On / Glossary of Terms WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit ww.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools

Author: Kathleen Morgan
Publisher: Learning Matters
ISBN: 1473908612
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Structured around the number and place value sections of the programmes of study within the National Curriculum (DfE, 2013), this book provides practical examples and lesson ideas on how number and place value can be taught within the primary classroom. Children need an in-depth understanding of our number system in order to access effectively other elements of the number curriculum; this is an area of maths that is a high focus throughout the primary curriculum. The accompanying commentary before and after each lesson plan, informs some of the decisions that you will make as part of the planning process. Potential challenges associated with the lesson, including common errors and misconceptions children encounter are also discussed. The authors recognise that each class is unique and so you will find suggestions after each lesson on how it can be adapted and developed to suit your teaching needs. Did you know that this book is part of the Lessons in Teaching series? Table of Contents Teaching the national curriculum for mathematics / Teaching number and place value / Planning: telling the ‘story’ of the lesson / Year 1: One more than, one less than / year 2: Place value / Year 2: Using and = signs / Year 3: Patterns when counting in multiples / Year 4: Negative numbers / Year 4: Roman Numerals / Year 5: Big numbers / Year 6: Understanding decimals / Year 6: Reading scales / Moving on / Glossary of terms / Models, images and practical resources WHAT IS THE LESSONS IN TEACHING SERIES? Suitable for any teacher at any stage of their career, the books in this series are packed with great ideas for teaching engaging, outstanding lessons in your primary classroom. The Companion Website accompanying the series includes extra resources including tips, lesson starters, videos and Pinterest boards. Visit ww.sagepub.co.uk/lessonsinteaching Books in this series: Lessons in Teaching Grammar in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Computing in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Number and Place Value in Primary Schools, Lessons in Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Schools, Lesson in Teaching Phonics in Primary Schools

Reading to Learn in Secondary Classrooms

Author: Daniel M. Perna
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412956123
Format: PDF, Docs
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Covering various disciplines and accompanied by classroom examples, these strategies help secondary teachers improve students’ content learning and literacy skills before, during, and after reading.

Understanding Reading Comprehension

Author: Wayne Tennent
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1473909562
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Can baboons read? That is the thought-provoking question that opens this wonderfully accessible book for trainee and practising primary school teachers to fully understand the process of reading comprehension. Comprehension is an essential component of learning to read and a successful teacher of reading will have a portfolio of different strategies and approaches that take in to account that children learn to read in different ways. This book supports the development of student and practising teachers’ subject knowledge by providing detailed guidance in to the reading comprehension process, along with practical strategies and lesson ideas for use in the classroom. Drawing from educational and psychological research, 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 and selecting texts Why not preview the first chapter? Read Chapter 1: Locating Reading It's a great starting point for discussion and debate on 'what is reading'.

Reading Comprehension Strategy Instruction in Irish Primary School Classrooms

Author: Tara Concannon-Gibney
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This study investigated the current practice, understandings and professional development needs of Irish primary school teachers in relation to reading comprehension strategy instruction. In Phase One of the study, a questionnaire was distributed to a sample of four hundred Irish primary teachers. These findings were then extended and enriched through the use of qualitative interviews. The study also sought to address teachers{u2019} professional development needs. Therefore in Phase Two of the study, the data gathered in phase one was combined with recommendations from the literature in order to create a professional development programme for a case study school. The data gathered in Phase One revealed that reading instruction in Irish classrooms tended to be un-balanced, focussing on decoding skills in the junior and learning support classrooms and on an affective approach to reading in the senior classes. These findings indicate a {u2018}bottom-up{u2019} approach to reading instruction that advocates a {u2018}simple view{u2019} of reading, whereby decoding results in linguistic comprehension. At all class levels, reading comprehension remained secondary to decoding skills and reading for enjoyment. When it formed part of instruction it was generally approached in an implicit manner and developed through practice, questioning and osmosis. The findings also indicated that Irish teachers were generally dissatisfied with the current in-service and pre-service provision in relation to reading instruction and felt that they would benefit from the opportunity to participate in a professional development course on reading comprehension strategy instruction (CSI). The professional development programme used in the case study was school-based, taking place in the school building and including the majority of staff members of the case study school. It consisted of training sessions, discussion groups and a planning session spanning the full academic year. Curriculum implementation was aided and encouraged through whole school participation, opportunities for collaboration and discussion, on-going support, active engagement with new methodologies and {u2018}real-time{u2019} learning. The school-based approach also enabled whole school planning in developing a context-based spiral curriculum for comprehension instruction. The study also revealed many positive effects in relation to the implementation of CSI in Irish classrooms including an apparent increase in pupil motivation and engagement in reading which indicates that this topic warrants further consideration in future professional development plans.

Learning to Read in American Schools

Author: Richard C. Anderson
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780898592191
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Learning to Read in American Schools examines critical research that offers direct implications for the design and/or evaluation of text materials used in our schools today. In so doing, it addresses issues regarding the quality of text materials, and contains specific recommendations for the improvement of reading comprehension and instruction. Timely, clearly written, and jargon-free, this text is an essential handbook for school administrators, reading specialists, teachers in professional development programs, trainers of teachers, and curriculum developers. It should have a profound impact on how reading is taught in American schools.

Reading with Meaning

Author: Debbie Miller
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 1571109552
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the second edition of Reading with Meaning, Debbie Miller shares her new thinking about comprehension strategy instruction, the gradual release of responsibility instructional model, and planning for student engagement and independence. It has been ten years since the first edition, in which Debbie chronicled a year in her own classroom. Reading with Meaning, Second Edition supports that work and expands her vision of strategy instruction and intentional teaching and learning. Debbie believes that every child deserves at least a full year of growth during each classroom year and offers planning documents with matching assessments to ensure that no child falls through the cracks. The second edition also provides new book recommendations that will engage and delight students, and current picture books for reading aloud and strategy instruction. This new edition reflects Debbie's professional experiences and judgment, her work in classrooms and collaboration with colleagues, and the current research in the field, showcasing her newest, best thinking.