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Ensuring development

Detailed outline of the reading scheme and purpose; describing how initially the focus is on helping children to master the alphabetic code, apply their phonic knowledge and skills as they decode words and develop a store of familiar words - developing "automaticity" in their word reading. The focus of teaching for later reading development will emphasise comprehension and response, as children develop as critical and fluent readers, moving from learning to read, to reading to learn, engaging and interacting with…

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

The 'simple view of reading'

According to the simple view of reading, reading comprehension is the product of word recognition skills and listening comprehension skills and teachers must encourage the development of oral language skills by offering frequent opportunities for reading.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

What is the 'simple view of reading'?

The 'simple view of reading' proposes that skilled reading entails development of a set of processes by which the words on the page are recognised and understood (i.e. word recognition processes), and development of increasingly sophisticated language comprehension processes, by which texts as well as spoken language are understood and interpreted. Includes a diagrammatic representation of the concept.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Ensuring that children develop word recognition and language comprehension

Guidance on helping pupils make the transition from learning to read to reading to learn, through the Primary Literacy Framework. 

The National Strategies Last update: 2011

Cognitive resources

Describes the cognitive resources required in listening comprehension and covers related topic such as sequencing, instantiation and comprehension monitoring processes.

The National Strategies Last update: 2011