Reading Comprehension

Reading Comprehension Staff Meeting

Summary of Content

  • This session covers a range of skills required for children to understand what they are reading and how these are explicitly taught in SfA lessons.
  • Colleagues have the opportunity to consider the teaching of different aspects of Reading Comprehension including vocabulary development, summarising, fluency and also answering comprehension questions.

How will this benefit staff?

  • This will give staff a focus on developing comprehension in reading lessons and emphasise the need to teach different aspects of comprehension.
  • It will also highlight where aspects of comprehension are found and how they and should be taught in a consistent way in SfA lessons.
  • The session also focuses on developing high-quality answers to comprehension questions.

Who should attend?

  • This training is appropriate for all SfA staff as it will enable them to see how comprehension develops through the SfA components. These skills can be introduced to children at an appropriate level from Nursery to year 6.

Links to other training

  • This training provides basic details of how vocabulary, summarising, fluency, and strategies for answering comprehension questions are important in developing reading skills.
  • It provides an excellent introduction to these skills with more detailed training being provided for Fluency, Clarifying Skills, Oral Language Development, Question Type and Advanced Reading skills. Schools might choose to target these skills after introducing them with this training.

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