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'Making Connections 1' is the first in a series of reading comprehension classes. Students can record their responses if they wish, but the emphasis is on discussion rather than writing. Reading an extract from a story, we'll start by investigating any unknown vocabulary. Through discussion, we'll make connections between the text and what we already know, in order to gain a greater understanding of the content. We'll ask ourselves questions such as "Have we ever been to a place like...
Students will gain a deeper understanding of the text by relating it to their own experiences and existing knowledge. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the text through discussion of their own and others' ideas. Students will learn to make sensible predictions based on what they've read and discussed. Students will learn how to summarize a text. Students will learn that these strategies can be applied to all their reading.
I teach reading comprehension to pupils aged 7-11, and have held the role of Subject Coordinator for Literacy in several schools in the UK.
4 files available upon enrollmentText and response sheet (Word/PDF) provided by the teacher before class. If you do not have access to a printer, the following materials will be sufficient, although writing is not an essential part of this class: pen / pencil paper / notebook.
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55 minutes per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
Sue Steer BEd
Reading, Writing and English Grammar Specialist
🇬🇧Lives in the United Kingdom
311 total reviews
316 completed classes
Hello! My name is Sue Steer and I am a part-time primary school teacher in the UK. I am just as passionate about educating children now as I was 38 years ago when I started out on my teaching journey. By educating, I mean inspiring, supporting and...