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'Much attention has been placed on the decoding aspect of reading and far less on the hugely complex twin process of comprehending texts. Wayne Tennent’s scholarly but accessible book helps to redress the imbalance. The author explains the key issues and offers practical guidance on how teachers can best support children to fully comprehend what they read. The book is timely and will become essential reading for all primary teachers.'
'Comprehensive, authoritative and timely, this book is informed by thorough analysis of research in the field and provides an insightful and invaluable guide to the teaching of reading comprehension. This is an essential resource for training and practising teachers, teacher educators and researchers.'
This book addresses the teaching of reading comprehension from a pedagogically informed position. It provides a detailed and comprehensive analysis of historical, international and current research into the teaching of reading comprehension and is illuminated by the author’s own extensive experience of working and researching with children.
Excellent, concise and practical guide.
This is a very interesting book exploring the processes learners go through as they make sense of what they read. In the second half, the author suggests ways of teaching comprehension too. This is a useful text for practising teachers seeking to enhance their skills and understanding of the reading and sense-making process.
Good insights provided into the complexities of this field.
provides a good overview on the topic
Extremely interesting text discussing the types of comprehension that occur within children's development and ways in which these can be integrated into the curriculum. Easy read, not overly technical, but clear links between theory and practice.
Good use of theory, research and practice to assist students and teachers to understand reading comprehension.
I will certainly refer to this book extensively during this module.
This is a really valuable text in that simplifies teaching with children by using theory and research to support its argument.
This book enables our final year students to further deepen their understanding of both the place of reading comprehension and the manner in which to support children.
A thorough exploration of the complexities of how meaning is made from text. Theoretical models of the different cognitive processes involved are considered with an awareness throughout of their implications for teaching and learning reading comprehension in the classroom
This is seen as essential source book for teacher candidates and teachers who wants to understand the nature of reading comprehension. It describes reading from different perspectives. It is also a pratical source. It pretends reading in an easy way.
With so much emphasis on phonics, reading comprehension is often neglected. This is a timely publication, which combines practical guidance, examples from the classroom and research. A welcome addition to our reading lists.
supports the development of student and practising teachers’ subject knowledge
Excellent support for new trainees.