Teaching Reading Comprehension in Primary Classrooms

Use the BIG 10 READING COMPREHENSION STRATEGIES to deliver amazing results in the classroom

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Why choose this course?

  • Suitable for all colleagues: The course can be completed by a single individual seeking to increase their understanding and expertise in reading, or by the whole school. Pathways and examples ensure that there are suitable materials for a teacher in EYFS as well as those teaching in upper KS2.
  • Modular: The flexible, menu driven system allows colleagues to jump to any part of the course. The course is divided into clear modules making it easy for colleagues study in 'chunks' with a particular focus, e.g. a focus on developing 'inference' or a focus on 'difficulties pupils encounter' or 'ways of reading a text with a class'.
  • Depth: This is an extensive course which will enable you to become an expert in teaching reading comprehension. If completing the whole course, it is expected that it would take approximately 1 year of study, taking into account the need to try out elements of the course in the classroom as colleagues progress through the materials. Alternatively, colleagues might choose a particular focus and hone in on this element of the course for a term.
  • Problem solving: This course will help you to diagnose and solve problems that are holding back pupil progress.
  • Range of resources: Video tutorials, audits & checklists, workbooks, printables, think pieces, classroom resources, leadership tools - all at your finger tips.
  • Research & good practice: Based on a firm foundation of research, colleagues can be reassured that the training will have impact.
  • Framework - an easy to use framework supports colleagues in self-assessing their own practice and developing pupil comprehension skills.

If you are a primary teacher, this course will help you to improve reading comprehension skills of pupils and help you tackle common problems. If you are an English leader, there are additional resources aimed at equipping you to effectively lead practice across the school. If you are the SEND leader, you will gain valuable insights into difficulties pupils may be experiencing. Leaders can use the materials in professional development sessions and meetings, e.g. watching a video tutorial or discussing a think piece as part of a phase meeting. Study can be undertaken individually or in phases or as a whole school.

“Extremely useful. The course is already having an impact on reading.”

Course introduction VIDEO advert

Here is a quick intro to show you the course and give a flavour of the resources included.

Plot your own route through the course. Re-visit sections as many times as you like. Set targets for yourself or your teams, e.g. improving the use of questioning, developing pupil inference skills, helping pupils to make connections. Build your knowledge of common issues that hold back pupil progress and find practical ways forward.

The course takes into account the needs of practitioners from EYFS to Year 6.

Fabulous resources for teaching pupils reading comprehension strategies

A wide range of resources to promote book talk

Stacks of worksheets and templates for pupils to use with any book

Video tutorials & guidance booklets & think pieces.

A range of think pieces, such as this 'inference' focus think piece.

A variety of study booklets, audits and checklists support colleagues as they work through the course.

There are resources to help teachers get the most from the online course, such as planning sheets and note taking templates.

Your Instructor

Victoria Crane
Victoria Crane

Vicky has over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience. She currently works as a consultant and trainer in the UK supporting primary school teachers and leaders. She delivers face-to-face courses, bespoke support in school and online courses with teachable. The extension to online courses means that more teachers and leaders can benefit from her expertise and experience. "Vicky is a fantastic trainer - very inspirational and knowledgeable." "Exceeded expectation and excited to share with school staff." "Useful resources and excellent activities that I have been able to use in twilight training sessions in school. Really enjoyed the training. Vicky is a generous and engaging course leader." "Great illustrations of how to really embed learning." Vicky understands how busy teachers are and designs courses that are very practical. She also understands the demands of being a leader and ensures courses enable best practice to be shared in school.

You can try the first course session for free by clicking the preview button on the course outline.

For purchase by invoice and to find out about special offers, follow the link https://www.ictwand.online/readingcpdonline

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course is available now and It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish. The course is divided into clear segments so that you can break your study into manageable chunks of time. Schools can set the pace or leave it to individuals to plot their own timeline.
How long do I have access to the course?
As long as you need. It is a perpetual license. No need to renew. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course - across any and all devices you own. Ideally allocate yourself a year to study - so that you can work on implementation in stages. You can keep coming back to the course to dip in and out of modules and access resources. Revisit the training materials and classroom resources again and again! We hope that it will be an invaluable resource and reference bank for teachers. There are no additional costs for continued access to the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us. We aim for all our courses to be practical, useful and of high quality. We appreciate any feedback on our products and if you find the course is not right for you we will aim to refund your purchase. Please contact us within 30 days of purchase.
Who is the course aimed at?
The course is aimed at UK teachers and leaders in primary schools - teaching children aged 5-12. KS3 teachers working with struggling learners may also find the materials useful. As the material is wide-ranging, there is something for all tiers - from trainee teachers to experienced reading leaders. Although the course is aimed at UK teachers, educators from other countries will also find the course very valuable.
Does the course cover the teaching of phonics?
No. This course focuses on supporting pupils to develop comprehension skills. There is, however, reference to some elements of phonics and fluency - and how this links to comprehension. The course considers barriers to reading comprehension - one of which is word reading. There are sections that will be relevant to any schools wishing to assess pupils speed and accuracy of reading, particularly in KS2. There is advice on high-impact interventions that schools should consider if they have identified pupils with word reading difficulties.
Is the course suitable for teaching assistants?
Teaching assistants would find the materials very helpful in supporting individual pupils or to support their delivery of interventions. The course aims to increase practitioner knowledge and understanding of reading development. It may be useful to pair teaching assistants with a teacher or with another teaching assistant : 'a study buddy'.
Would the course be suitable for parents?
The course is aimed at classroom teachers and adults supporting the teaching of reading. Whilst not directly aimed at parents, I am sure that many parents would find the course very interesting. If parents intend to home tutor their children and wish to spend time at home helping their child to develop reading comprehension skills, then they may find this a useful course for developing their expertise in teaching reading.
Can I share resources in school?
If you are a teacher enrolled in the course, we allow you to share the ideas and copies of downloadable materials with other colleagues who work in the same school. We really want our courses to make a difference to the lives of children and we appreciate that working in partnership with other teachers is more likely to achieve this goal. Video clips can be displayed for teachers to watch and discuss in training sessions IN THE SAME SCHOOL. Schools can also PURCHASE ADDITIONAL LOGIN user names and passwords at discounted prices so that colleagues can work indpendently. We would encourage schools to enrol all their teachers on to the course. It is NOT permitted to share the resources beyond the school (by any means) or to allow other teachers to do so. Instead, please recommend that colleagues beyond the school purchase the course - as without revenue we can not continue to grow and develop the courses on offer. WHEN PURCHASING MULTIPLE LOGINS FOR THE SAME SCHOOL, REQUEST AN INVOICE FROM [email protected]
Can I edit resources?
Some resources are only offered in PDF format. Other resources will be editable as they are provided in Microsoft Word documents and Microsoft PowerPoint format. We hope that you will customise resources to suit the needs of your pupils and school. However, it is not permitted to share the edited versions with others (who do not work in the same school as you) or to resell them. It is important that all course users operate fairly.
Different ways to pay
You can purchase the course on this site. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] and request an invoice. Give the name and address of the school, the contact details of the school business manager and the number of logins required. There are excellent discounts on multiple logins for the same school.
Terms of use
Please note that logins ARE NOT TRANSFERABLE between people. Please do not share your login details with others - please contact us instead for details on multiple logins. We offer excellent discounts for colleagues operating in the same school.
Can I pay by invoice
Schools in the UK can pay via invoice. Please email sales@ictwand,com for details.

We hope that you thoroughly enjoy the course and that the children you work with benefit from your investment in training.

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