Cape Teaching and Leadership Institute

Course detail

Intermediate Phase How to teach reading for meaning Grades 4-6 Term 1

10 - 21 February 2020 (Applications close 27 January 2020)
This course is for:
Grade 4 - 6 Languages Deputy Principals, Heads of Department, Principals, Teachers
About this Course

Do you struggle with learners that battle to read with meaning in your class?

Do you struggle teaching non-Language subjects because of the learners' lack of language skills and comprehension and you do not know how to help them?

Are you constantly looking for additional strategies to improve your learners' reading with comprehension marks?

Does your learners fair poorly in the systemic tests because of a  lack of comprehension skills?


This course is for you!

In this Grade 4-6 How to teach reading for meaning course the following topics / skills will be addressed:

 A. *  What is reading?

      *   The inner workings of reading for meaning.

B. What does research say and how to teach and assess:

*  Metacognition.

*  Prior knowledge.

*  Text features.

*  Making predictions.

*  Asking questions.

*  Making inferences.

* Making connections.

* Visualizing.

*  Reading to learners.

* Teaching vocabulary.

C. How does it work? How do we teach and assess:

* Reciprocal teaching.

*  R5's.

*  KWL

*  Anticipation guide.

* Close reading.

D. Comprehension tests: A step by step approach.

E. Interdisciplinary reading.

F. Planning for implementation.


Teachers will be taught the theory in a bigger group and practice and application in  smaller, language specific groups.

Language groups: English; Afrikaans and IsiXhosa.

NB: This course is not limited to Language teachers.

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Natasha Fouche