Lesson planning in line with the new Primary National Curriculum! Why do we teach children to read? It is t merely to decode the words. We teach them to derive meaning from the text, to comprehend it. To t 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 kwledge and invigorate your classroom teaching through focusing on what children need to learn and how to teach it. Did you kw 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
Suzanne Horton is subject leader for Primary English at the University of Worcester and teaches on a range of postgraduate and undergraduate modules. She is currently involved in the Lifelong Readers Project in cooperation with a number of European partners, funded with support from the European Commission. Louise Beattie is Senior Lecturer in Secondary English at the University of Worcester. Branwen Bingle is Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at the University of Worcester. In addition to her lecturing role, Branwen is currently working on doctoral research into children's literature and its potential influence on professional identity construction/aspiration.