Reading – knowledge building


In this video, a Foundation teacher demonstrates how she builds knowledge about a topic to assist her students to comprehend a text that is read aloud to them.  

Who is this video for? 

Foundation teachers; school leaders 

What will you learn? 

  • How to build students’ knowledge before reading aloud to students. 
  • How to build vocabulary knowledge related to a topic. 
  • How to develop activities to support students to connect to the topic and use vocabulary related to the topic. 

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