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Teaching reading

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Guidance Curriculum and Standards Key Stage 3 National Strategy Teaching reading Teachers of English Status: Recommended Date of issue: 06/03 Ref: DfES 0104/2003 department for education and skills creating opportunity, releasing potential, achieving excellence Further copies of this document are available from: DfES Publications Tel 0845 60 222 60 Fax 0845 60 333 60 Textphone 0845 60 555 60 e-mail [email protected] Ref: DfES 0104/2003 © Crown copyright 2003 Produced by the Department for Education and Skills Extracts from this document may be reproduced for non-commercial or training purposes on the condition that the source is acknowledged department for education and skills creating opportunity, releasing potential, achieving excellence C am bridge U niversity P ress 06/03 Section 4 Teaching reading Contents Introduction 3 The lessons 1 Scanning for information 7 2 Reading different ways of presenting information 11 3 Making sense of difficult texts 21 4 Summarising 29 5 Note-making 39 6 Reading for meaning 1 43 7 Reading for meaning 2 51 8 Character, setting and mood 57 9 Language choices 63 10 Author attitudes 69 11 Endings 75 12 Pulling it all together and self-assessment 89 Pupil booklet Teaching reading 2© Crown copyright 2003 Introduction This unit is one of a bank of three short units designed for teaching classes where the majority of pupils are at level 3 at the start of Year 7. It comprises 12 lessons designed for whole-class teaching of reading for information and for meaning, and supports your teaching in Year 7. The material follows the teaching sequence of the Literacy progress units and the Year 9 booster materials. The unit contributes to the intervention toolkit for English. When to use the unit It is recommended that you integrate the unit into your existing teaching units for Year 7 at a time which is convenient for you. If you

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