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Visualise this! Developing visualisation as a key skill for improving reading comprehension

Coates Way JMI & Nursery School, Coates Way
Course Tutors
Ruth Goodman
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Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Middle Leaders / Senior Leaders / Subject Leaders
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Assessment / English
Event Description
Teaching pupils to visualise as they read aids their ability to recall key information and ideas from texts in greater detail.

Very few people suffer from aphantasia, a condition in which a person is unable to visualise mental images. Most pupils in our schools are able to see key mental images in their heads.

Through observing drawings and asking key questions we can begin to understand how the process information and make sense of text.

The course will take delegates through how to assess pupils' visualisation skills, teach key skills and support pupils to independently visualise, in order to better comprehend what has been read. This course is suitable for teachers of Key Stage 1 and Lower Key Stage 2 classes, as well as subject leaders.
Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the course, participants will:

  • better understand how to directly model the active thought processes involved in visualising while reading

  • support pupils to use their knowledge prior to and during reading to create visual images in their minds

  • be supported to use techniques that will identify whether a pupil is able to visualise, verbalise and comprehend what has been read

  • learn how to integrate the teaching of visualisation into a balanced literacy diet across the school

Additional Information
Start Date
Tuesday 1 October 2019
End Date
Tuesday 26 November 2019
Closing Date
Monday 30 September 2019
16:00 - 17:30
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