Comprehension and Explanation: Learning Activities | myenglisheffects

Comprehension and Explanation: Learning Activities | myenglisheffects

Arguably, the most basic skill that we ask students to comprehend, refine and master. This is also a skill that as secondary teachers, we may assume has been taught and learned well in primary school. It must be nurtured and cultivated regularly throughout Key Stage 3 and then into Key Stage 4. At the most basic level, we might expect students to identify some basic key points and respond to some explicit meanings, mainly accurately, but briefly. A high achieving student may identify subtle and sophisticated points from a text and summarize them in a detailed and perceptive way with reference…

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