Led by an experienced primary teacher and literacy SLE, TVTSA are offering six literacy network sessions for the academic year of 2018/19.
Over the six sessions, teachers will have the opportunity to explore successful strategies for the teaching of writing and reading. By attending the networks, teachers will also be able to share good practice and resources developed within their own schools.
Session one – October 2019
Audience: key stage one and two teachers
This session will focus on the significance of children being able to understand what they are reading as well as being able to decode. Just because a child can decode a text doesn’t mean that they will know what the words mean.
The 2014 National Curriculum highlights that decoding and the understanding of a text are different processes. So how can we ensure that we are not just testing comprehension but we are teaching it?
Comprehension is vital to enjoyment and this session will show how through the use of reading journals, children can engage with texts and learn to comprehend successfully.
Whilst reading builds vocabulary, comprehension also depends on the reader commanding a rich vocabulary. The reader’s understanding of words will help with their comprehension. Come along to see how vocabulary can be taught to build up word familiarity. To conclude the session, we will also look at how illustrations and art can develop comprehension skills .
All further sessions will be informed by the needs of the group during this session.