Securing and extending pupils’ skills

Find out how to use the following teaching approaches and learning opportunities to secure and extend pupils’ comprehension skills, with links to ideas for responding to fiction and non-fiction texts.

Securing and extending comprehension skills

Over the course of Key Stages 3 and 4, pupils are expected to read a rich variety of print, electronic and multi-modal texts. To become skilled and independent readers they need to secure and extend their comprehension skills. This will help them to develop and sustain independent interpretations of texts and evaluate the ways ideas, viewpoints and themes are interpreted differently according to the reader’s perspective. The teaching approaches and learning opportunities outlined in the following sections can help them get started in the process of improving these skills.