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Struggling with comprehension

Discussion in 'Primary' started by McLauz, Sep 28, 2015.

  1. McLauz

    McLauz New commenter

    Can anyone help with strategies for a large group of year 6s who really struggle with comprehension? Even with quite simple texts they have trouble explaining what it is about, making sensible predictions and their inference skills are non existent!! I'm really struggling to think of ways to help them beyond just giving them extra practise as I don't want to completely put them off reading!!
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    Unfortunately there is no 'shortcut' other than lots and lots of practice.
    One thing I have found children may respond to is 'Read and Race' comprehensions. I usually make one a week up from any texts we may have been doing in Geog / Art / English etc.
    They've very easy to make once one has the concept. Take a look at some examples here.
  3. languageisheartosay

    languageisheartosay Occasional commenter

    Here I have some of the resources I have uploaded to TES on this topic http://languageisheartosay.com/resources/reading-for-meaning/ The bookmarks are useful in any text - some youngsters just haven't grasped what sort of thing they are meant to be noticing! This one has had lots of views and some nice comments https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/inference-reading-for-meaning-and-inferring-pt-i-6048490 Good luck.
  4. McLauz

    McLauz New commenter

    Thanks for your comments! I'll definitely give the read and race a try, that might be something they'll enjoy!

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