Understanding Reading Comprehension
Processes and Practices
- Wayne Tennent - Brunel University, UK
Primary English | Primary Teacher Training | Reading (Primary/Elementary)
Can baboons read? That is the thought-provoking question that opens this wonderfully accessible book for trainee and practising primary school teachers to fully understand the process of reading comprehension. Comprehension is an essential component of learning to read and a successful teacher of reading will have a portfolio of different strategies and approaches that take in to account that children learn to read in different ways. This book supports the development of student and practising teachers’ subject knowledge by providing detailed guidance in to the reading comprehension process, along with practical strategies and lesson ideas for use in the classroom. Drawing from educational and psychological research, coverage includes:
- School-based activities in every chapter
- An in-depth focus on the inference making process
- The role of vocabulary and syntax in comprehension
- Cognitive and meta-cognitive processes including the use of memory
- Advice on developing effective classroom talk with different groups of children
- Using different text genres and selecting texts
This is a really valuable text in that simplifies teaching with children by using theory and research to support its argument.
This book enables our final year students to further deepen their understanding of both the place of reading comprehension and the manner in which to support children.
A thorough exploration of the complexities of how meaning is made from text. Theoretical models of the different cognitive processes involved are considered with an awareness throughout of their implications for teaching and learning reading comprehension in the classroom
This is seen as essential source book for teacher candidates and teachers who wants to understand the nature of reading comprehension. It describes reading from different perspectives. It is also a pratical source. It pretends reading in an easy way.
With so much emphasis on phonics, reading comprehension is often neglected. This is a timely publication, which combines practical guidance, examples from the classroom and research. A welcome addition to our reading lists.
supports the development of student and practising teachers’ subject knowledge
Excellent support for new trainees.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Can baboons read? Locating Reading (Sample chapter)