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Last updated 26 October 2012 15:29 by NZTecAdmin

Working with learners who are reading at entry-level

Module 1: Identifying strengths and learning needs

This module focuses on what to find out about learners who are reading at the initial steps described in Starting Points. The module covers:

  • the importance of finding out about learners’ language and literacy practices
  • phonological awareness
  • assessing and addressing learners’ decoding knowledge and skills

Module 2: Vocabulary

Learners’ vocabulary knowledge is a critical component of their ability to read. This module covers:

  • assessing learners’ vocabulary
  • different approaches to building learners’ vocabulary

Module 3: Comprehension

Reading is all about making meaning from text. This module covers:

  • the comprehension strategies to focus on with learners at this level
  • how to teach comprehension strategies

Module 4: The Reading Programme

This module provides suggestions for designing a reading programme for adult learners at this level. It looks at:

  • what to consider when designing a programme
  • selecting and using appropriate texts
  • monitoring learners’ progress



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