Reading comprehension scaffolded for older students.

At our regular team leaders meeting where we gain an overview of curriculum planning across the school we discussed what readers workshops look like for older primary aged students.

Our problem of practice started out about identifying what students are doing to process reading texts whilst we may be teaching in a small group or individually. The problem shifted to what scaffolding were we as teachers putting in place for older students to make connections to texts and process information in worthwhile ways?

Our discussions ranged from the need to still run regular guided reading sessions for our lower performing students or literature circles for other students to learn say inferential comprehension skills but returned to scaffolds for all students.

I think this clip is useful for teachers to view and continue these discussions on scaffolding strategies for all students to make connections to texts.

Question still to be posed is this happening in all our classrooms?

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