Reading Comprehension – Part 1

An Alliance Course
  • Thursday 18 January
Session 1 of 2
  • Price may be subject to VAT
  • £120 Alliance member / £140 Non Alliance member


Wroxham Gardens, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. EN6 3DJ
The Wroxham School

Who should attend?

Year 2 upwards but is applicable for both KS1 & KS2

Led by

Senior Lecturer, University of East London

Course information

This two-part* interactive course will help you develop and support your planning and practice for effective guided reading.

Thursday 18 January 2018 – Part 1: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Effective guided reading: Theory and practice
Observation of a demonstration lesson; Linking practice to theory: Investigating the psychological processes involved in text comprehension; Linking practice to research: Evidence-based strategies to support text comprehension.

Thursday 1 February 2018 – Part 2: 9.30am to 3.30pm
Unlocking the potential of texts
The process of monitoring understanding: How children sense of texts in unique ways; Investigating the concept of text potential: Working with fiction and non-fiction texts; The role of talk in teaching reading: dialogic practices.

Course participants will:

  • Understand how children make sense of texts;
  • Become familiar with evidence-based strategies to support children’s text comprehension;
  • Find out about key resources and approaches for planning and teaching.

Wayne is a Senior Lecturer in Education at the University of East London. He teaches on the doctoral programmes and the school-based MA programme. His particular area of interest is literacy, and specifically, the reading comprehension process. He has worked for a number of years with schools across the country developing pedagogical practices to support the teaching of reading comprehension. His book, Understanding Reading Comprehension, was published in 2015 and will be going into its second edition next year. His co-authored book Guiding Readers – Layers of Meaning was published in 2016 and was awarded the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) academic book of the year.

This course will focus from Year 2 upwards but is applicable for both KS1 & KS2 as the principles of text comprehension apply across all ages, even into adulthood.

*The two sessions do ‘stand alone’ but there are a number of overlapping elements. So while these sessions can be booked separately it is strongly advised that participants attend both.

Booking form Reading Comprehension – Part 1