Reading Comprehension

We are delighted to be offering Reading Comprehension with John Murray.

John Murray has been a primary teacher for many years before becoming an educational author and consultant specialising in developing children’s reading comprehension. He is the creator of Reading Explorers, which is widely recognised as one of the most successful guided reading series in the UK.
His new series Top Class offers an insight into how best to approach this important aspect of Literacy, using a text-centric approach to the teaching, learning and application of grammar, punctuation and vocabulary. John is now a Literacy Consultant, CPD trainer and guest speaker at key educational events. His seminars and training focus specifically on Reading Development and Comprehension, and includes important aspects such as Fluency, Vocabulary, Reading Intervention and how to help schools become an authentic Reading Community.

Course Aims:
 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 necessary strategies and techniques that will enable their learner’s reading comprehension to move forward.

John considers reasons why some learners find the transition into skills based reading problematic and discuss how these might be addressed. He then outlines the difference between Shared and Guided Reading and explores how to achieve the best results when teaching poorer readers within both contexts. John discusses the structure of a good Reading Intervention session and explores 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.
He will then look at how to build opportunities that help learners secure Expected Reading standards and considers the importance of Reading Fluency, exploring which aspects lead to an improved understanding of different text types.