Reading With Wings - Level 2 Primary
Reading With Wings
Developed by Penelope Corbett who has extensive experience teaching reading and
comprehension both here in New Zealand and overseas. The focus of the courses
she has developed is to "help children develop skills for reading so they understand, and to develop their vocabulary".
It's important to note the distinction between reading and comprehension. It's
possible to read the words but not understand them or the meaning of the text.
By introducing a focus on comprehension, Penny will help your child deepen
their understanding of what they're reading.
What makes a text a classic? A classic
piece of literature is timeless due to quality of writing and mastery of story.
They often have powerful messages, or stand as markers of culture and/or time
period. These stand a test of time to earn their label. This means the
writing is often old fashioned to the modern reader. Young readers can struggle
with the formality and vocabulary of many of our well known classics; but as a
teacher I believe there is value in teaching understanding of short pieces of
classical literature to young readers. They are introduced to new words, and
new ways of using words. Classics have a role in developing a student’s
comprehension and writing skills. Also, without having an idea of many
classics, as they grow older they will miss so many references in modern
literature and film!
Authors - Penelope Corbett
Recommended Year: Level 2 Primary
- Nursery rhymes – introduction to rhymes for comprehension.
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