TEP Talk: Evidence-Informed Reading Comprehension with Christopher Such

Event code SCH 22/326 
Event description This session will provide an overview of the essential elements of reading comprehension based on an evidence-informed overview of reading. This will include...

- Frameworks and concepts for understanding reading comprehension, including the Simple View of Reading and Scarborough's Reading Rope
- The connection between word recognition, fluency and comprehension
- Background knowledge, vocabulary and curriculum development
- Sentence structure and text structure
- Inference - what it is and what it isn't
- The ineffectiveness of teaching generic comprehension skills...
...and the rich, meaningful exploration of texts that should replace it

Christopher Such is a primary school teacher and senior leader who has worked in education for over 15 years. He has worked with schools, MATs and initial teacher training providers to support evidence-informed reading. He is the author of The Art and Science of Teaching Primary Reading and the creator of the education blog, Primary Colour. He currently works for Ambition Institute and offers education consultancy on reading and curriculum development.

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Training objectives  
Key stages
All image Foundation image KS1 image KS2 image KS3 image KS4 image KS5 image 14-19/24 image 
Subject areas English / Primary SI Training Package
Target audience
All Teaching Staff / Deputy Head / Foundation Stage Leader / Headteacher / HLTA / Key Stage Co-ordinators / Leadership Team / Subject Leaders / Teachers
target audience
Qualification level
GoToWebinar, use own computer, XXXX XXX
Training Provider The Education People - Standards and School Improvement Primary
Admin contact Joanne Hawker (joanne.hawker@theeducationpeople.org)
Christopher Such / Mary Priestley
Part of SLA? Yes
SLA(s) Primary Training Package
Kent LA cost
Other LA/Academy cost
Independent/PVI cost
Number of credits 4
Funding information £40 or 4 credits per delegate
20% VAT will be added at the point of invoice
Start date Thursday 10 February 2022
Times 15:45-17:15
Number of sessions 1