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EMC CPD Online: Reading Comprehension: What Matters (Twilight 30.3.22)

Course content

Reading comprehension is vital for almost everything in English, and indeed across the whole curriculum, yet it’s something that many students struggle with. What do we mean by comprehension? What is required for good comprehension to happen? How can we actively develop it in the classroom? This session will explore some ideas about the nature of comprehension, present some principles about teaching it and offer some classroom strategies along the way.  

Further details

  • This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only.

Resources

  • If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.
  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk.
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Course tutor: Barbara Bleiman

Barbara Bleiman is an education consultant at EMC, co-editor of emagazine and the author of What Matters in English Teaching. She writes blogs and articles about education and has written or co-written many EMC publications for the classroom, including several resources on poetry, novels and language study. Among these are Doing Close ReadingStudying The Handmaid’s TaleSight/Unseen PoetryKS3 Poetry Plus, as well as Curriculum Conversations: Going on an Odyssey. She takes the lead on EMC’s project on group work, ‘It’s Good to Talk’ and has a strong interest in ideas about the curriculum, developing the idea of ‘cultural conversations’ as a challenge to the notion of cultural capital. In 2019 she was awarded the NATE Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Teaching of English. She is also a Fellow of the English Association. Barbara is the author of two novels, Off the Voortrekker Road and Accidents of Love, and has recently published a collection of short stories, Kremlinology of Kisses.

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Monday 28th March, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

  • To book a place on this course, first sign into your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
  • Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
  • If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
  • Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout.
  • Please note: courses are designed to be watched by one participant only. If you want to book another place on the course, return to the course page and go through the same process. You cannot update number of places booked from within your basket.
  • Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Tuesday 29th March. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email courses@englishandmedia.co.uk.
  • This course must be booked and paid for online. Payment by invoice is not available for this session. Please note: your fee is non-refundable.

Testimonials

The usual mixture of insight, expertise and re-energising approaches.

Emma King, Bath Spa University on What Matters in English Teaching: Writing, October 2020

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