KS2 & KS3 Inference Training

Getting meaning and enjoyment from reading - a reading comprehension intervention.

Date Venue Places Price
Tue 26 Apr 2022 8.30am - 4.00pm Barlow Hall Primary School

Barlow Hall Primary School

Darley Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, Greater Manchester M21 7JG

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12 places available £200.00


Inference training is a group intervention for pupils who decode adequately but fail to get full meaning and enjoyment from their reading. 


What you will learn

This training teaches key comprehension strategies through “instructional conversations” in groups to help boost reading comprehension.
The intervention involves groups of 4 pupils, for 40-minute sessions twice a week over a period of 10 weeks.
Through reading and interactive discussions, groups cover skills such as identifying key words and elaborating on them to enhance meaning; learning new vocabulary; generating questions and inferences; and summarising or re-telling extracts in different ways to emphasise the gist.
Teachers or teaching assistants teach the intervention for 40-minute session twice a week over a period of 10 weeks.
The day includes refreshments and lunch and a training file to support the course.
Inference Training was developed by Leicester City Council based on research showing the key role inference making plays in reading comprehension.


Who is it for?

Pupils in KS2 and KS3


About your course leader

Fiona Botterill

Fiona Botterill is a Teacher Leader for Reading Recovery and is also a Professional Development Lead from Primary to KS3. Her specialism is in designing bespoke school improvement packages for all aspects of literacy. Fiona is an accredited trainer in a range of interventions including training new Reading Recovery teachers and provide continuing professional development programmes for existing Reading Recovery teachers so that they can maintain their licence for Reading Recovery.


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