How to use this professional learning resource to improve practice
Use Workshop 1 to reflect on how children approach reading comprehension tasks.
Use Workshop 2 to analyse in more depth the challenges posed by different types of questions. You will have the opportunity to engage with commentaries on real pupil answers to questions. Passages, questions and commentaries are available at first, second and third level. These materials were used in the Scottish Survey of Literacy and Numeracy (SSLN).
The passages, video clips, web resources and accompanying questions can also be used as learning resource in the classroom.
A further 'Reading Strategies' poster is also available as a wall display.
- How might you develop more advanced reading skills across learning?
- What strategies do you use in your school to create and maintain a reading culture?
- How might you add to or develop these?
PDF file: Workshop 1 - Common pitfalls for readers (48 KB)
PDF file: Workshop 2 - Analysing learner responses to questions (23 KB)
Zip file: First level texts, learner responses and commentary
Zip file: Second level texts learner responses and commentary
Zip file: Third level texts learner responses and commentary
PDF file: Reading strategies poster (74 KB)