In this blog post, I introduce you to a new resource that helps students to synthesise across multiple texts. The reading comprehension skill of synthesising is important – let me tell you why! What is Synthesising? A reader who successfully synthesises content is able to “summarize the information, listen to their inner voice, and merge their thinking so that the information is meaningful to them.
Research shows that children’s discussion skills and vocabulary knowledge are incredibly important factors of reading development: the ‘thinking and talking’ in a discussion is where the learning happens. Oral language discussions develop vocabulary, critical thinking skills, and students’ reading comprehension. Learn more about the importance of oral language discussions below. Oral vocabulary is key to reading comprehension Reading was traditionally seen as made up of
Learn more about implementing mental clarity breaks with our guest-post by teacher life coach, Michelle Weeks. Once the school bell rings in the morning, or the sliding doors open to the waiting faces of inquisitive, excited little people, your day as a human adult can seem like it floats away at a rate of knots. Now, this is not to seem like a bad thing