A child who can comprehend what s/he reads is well on the way of becoming an independent learner across disciplines. Such a child usually performs well academically and does not need much intervention in their learning process. However, it is a common misconception that reading comprehension will automatically develop with improvement in reading fluency. Another fallacy is that reading comprehension is a "natural process" for all children.
Children's learning can be scaffolded in different ways which will help them understand and extend what they read, a process which is especially for students who are struggling academically. Improvement in reading comprehension can help the children become independent learners and enable them to focus on higher order thinking skills, rather than wasting precious time memorizing what they haven't understood. This is especially relevant these days when online classes have become the norm and teachers struggle to help each and every child with their academics.
The workshop "Teaching Reading Comprehension" will cover a number of strategies and techniques which adults can use to help children with comprehension. The facilitator, Aneesa Jamal, is the founder of Al Qamar Academy, and has over 10 years of experience in teaching English effectively. Her students have rank in the top 10 percentile in national benchmarking exams, are often published in national weeklies and have authored books. Al Qamar Academy is well regarded for its robust English teaching program.
The online workshop will take place on 14th-17th October 2020 from 4:30-6:00pm. Last date for registration is 11:00am on Tuesday 13th October 2020.