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Developing Comprehension with Struggling Readers - John Murray - 5th March 1pm - 4pm

Developing Comprehension with Struggling Readers

John Murray

5th March 2019, 1pm – 4pm

Aimed at Y1-Y4 Class Teachers, English Leaders, SLT & SEN Coordinators


To consider the difference between Shared and Guided Reading and explore reasons why some learners find it difficult to understand what they are able to decode across Key Stages 1 & 2.


To equip teachers with the necessary strategies and techniques that will enable their learner’s reading comprehension to move forward.


Session 1:

John will begin by considering reasons why learners can find the transition into skills based reading problematic and discuss how these might be addressed. He will also outline the difference between Shared & Guided Reading, and explore how to achieve the best results when teaching poorer readers within both contexts.


Session 2:

John will discuss the structure of a good Reading Intervention session and explore how to boost reading comprehension levels in order to:

* Develop a learner’s higher order reading skills using decodable text.

* Improve their understanding of what is being read at word, sentence and whole text level.


Session 3:

John will continue to develop how to build opportunities that help learners secure

Expected Reading standards. He will also consider the importance of Reading Fluency and explore which aspects lead to improved understanding of text.


Teachers will also have an opportunity to create and share their own resources.


Cost: £70 per delegate to include refreshments.


To book please contact Richard Hunter on:

01939 232292