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Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Teachers discuss comprehension
THIS IS A FACEBOOK CONVERSATION. I POSTED THE QUESTION. PEOPLE RESPONDED BELOW.
Do the KS 1 or KS2 teachers here do any particular kind of work that is called 'comprehension' or work designed to 'improve comprehension'? Who planned it? Is it any good? Is any of it crap? Why is it crap? If it's good, why is it good? Does any of it go beyond 'retrieval' and 'inference'? If so how? Are you asked by senior staff to do things that you think don't work? Is there 'comprehension work' that the children specifically don't like/do like? Why? What do they say?