This series offers teachers carefully structured guidance on how to use the essential comprehension skills of summarising, predicting, clarifying and questioning to extract the author's meaning.
Each book is progressive and supports the teaching and development of these comprehension strategies. The series also offers teachers a generic framework for teaching reciprocal reading - a process that provides children with the confidence to explore and enjoy A range of 'real' books beyond the samples featured in the series.
The skills pages show the children how to gather information, respond to questions meaningfully and generate their own literal, inferential and evaluative questions from quality fiction and non-fiction extracts. It also provides levelled comprehension assessment materials that correlate with NC reading age levels.
The books are broken down in to several chapters, each chapter focusing on a different aspect of comprehension. Each chapter features a poster and is broken down into four sections with clear objectives, background information, teaching ideas and photocopiable pages for whole-class teaching, with groups or for independent work.
This book and CD-ROM includes; On-screen interactive activities Comprehension exercises to photocopy or print Fiction, non-fiction and poetry extracts Background knowledge throughout Full-colour posters Answers provided (where appropriate) Linked to the Renewed Literacy Framework Suitable for whiteboard or computer
Written by Donna Thomson, a primary literacy specialist, researcher and educational writer and Elspeth Graham, an experienced educational writer.
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