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Comprehension: What does it mean?

The key focus is on helping the children make connections so that they can make sense of what they are reading.

  • Encourage open discussion.

  • Use a range of open-ended questions.

  • Model your own thinking,for example,identifying evidence in text.

  • Encourage children to justify their responses from the text.

  • Prompt and probe to challenge thinking.

  • Provide plenty of opportunity for sequencing and predicting.

  • Use roleplay and drama to develop empathy.

  • Explore specific themes, for example, getting lost, making friends.