AVAILLL Is a research based literacy programme. It uses popular films to teach three key areas of literacy; comprehension strategies, vocabulary and fluency. Emerging research has stated the need for the use of multimedia approaches to teaching literacy and this programme makes it engaging and relevant, two key aspects to a successful programme. Attached is a link for the AVAILLL website and an article which was in Practically Primary an education journal.
Although I hope that you find my blog useful it would be inappropriate of me to not implore you as a teacher or anyone who wants to further their knowledge on reading comprehension, to not explore and be resourceful by reading as much as you can. I found this blog whilst doing some research on reading comprehension. This man comes with a lot of experience and has some great understanding of the topic, something I one day hope to have. Below is his link to his blog. ENJOY!
Using frameworks is very useful to help you start implementing strategies. Teachers need to be the decision makers in choosing the right framework or model that will suit their students. The article attached mentions some great instructional frameworks and examples of how to use them. These frameworks are the Scaffolded Reading Experience, Questioning the Author, Collaborative Strategic Reading, Peer-Assisted Learning Strategies and Concept-Oriented Reading Instruction. This article also states in what group format the framework are suited best for teaching. Whether you need to teach to a small group, whole class or individual these frameworks will let you know what’s best but as mentioned earlier only you can decide what best suits your classroom or style of teaching.
Liang, L.A., & Dole, J.A. (2006). Help with teaching reading comprehension. Comprehension instructional fraeworks. The Reading Teacher, 59(8), 742-753.
Comprehension is the ultimate goal of reading, and the means by which much cognitive growth, learning, and sheer enjoyment occurs. Comprehension enhances both the quality of our learning and the quality of our lives (Konza,2011).
Konza, D. (2011). Research into practice:Comprehension. Retrieved from http://www.dead.sa.gov.au/literacy/files/links/UtRP_1_6_v2.pdf