Teaching reading comprehension

In this introductory video, Jennifer Asha discusses the critical role of comprehension in learning to read. Jennifer unpacks what we mean by comprehension, what readers are actually doing when they are comprehending a text, and gives a fantastic example of a guided reading pedagogy sequence on the text Where the Wild Things Are, using the lens of comprehension. 

Key Topics Covered:

  1. What do we mean by comprehension?
  2. Content Knowledge, including aspects such as: accessing background knowledge; audience and purpose; predicting and questioning; monitoring meaning and clarifying; visualising; synthesising
  3. Comprehension pedagogy
  4. An example of a modelled/guided reading pedagogy sequence using Where the Wild Things Are
  5. Assessing comprehension