Published: June 2018
• 42 lesson plans with illustrated texts
• Develops core and higher-order reading skills
• Ideal for guided reading and whole class comprehension
• Includes authorial questions that focus on ‘word choice’.
Top Class Comprehension is the essential series for every teacher who needs an
accessible and engaging resource for teaching reading with confidence and improving
children’s level of attainment in the English language.
It helps increase children’s knowledge and understanding of the written word by promoting
the practical application of English, and provides teachers with a wide range of genres to
develop children’s reading skills both in Literacy and across the wider curriculum.
Encouraging learners to understand and apply higher-order reading skills, each text
offers teachers the chance to embed core skills and interrogate text deeply using a multiskilled
approach as part of a Guided Reading or Whole Class Comprehension session.
Using age appropriate texts for each Year Group, this series will provide teachers with
opportunities to assess a child’s independent reading and support their future planning.
John Murray is a Literacy consultant specialising in Reading Development and
Comprehension. He has lectured on the teaching of this subject in leading colleges and
universities and provides training and independent consultancy services throughout the UK.