Schofield & Sims
Complete Comprehension is a whole-school programme designed to equip pupils with everything they need to become strong, successful readers. Comprising six books of teacher's notes and photocopiable resources, the series breaks down the complex process of reading comprehension into separate curriculum-aligned skills. Complete Comprehension will help you to:
Reduce teacher workload with detailed lesson plans and photocopiable questions
Increase cultural capital with background knowledge that has been woven into each teaching unit
Build reading confidence through targeted skills that children need to become good readers
Widen pupil vocabulary through carefully selected texts that provide the foundational word knowledge needed to access the curriculum
Grow a reading repertoire with engaging texts from a range of genres that will encourage reading for pleasure among children
Develop links with wider subject areas through a progressive, reading-rich programme that can be embedded into your school’s curriculum.
Year 1 to Year 6
A dedicated book for each year group provides extensive lesson plans, teacher’s notes, photocopiable questions and informal assessments. Each teaching unit targets one of nine comprehension skills that are essential for building reading confidence. In particular, word meaning, retrieval and inference are seen as cornerstones of comprehension and are therefore the focus skills in multiple units. Each Complete Comprehension book features up to 24 text passages that have been carefully selected to capture pupils’ imaginations and encourage a love of reading.
Complete Comprehension is supported by a wealth of online downloadable resources, including printable texts and modelling slides for each teaching unit. The books come with a unique code that will provide access to this exclusive content in addition to our free resources.
A review by Mike Davies from Teach Primary called Complete Comprehension: ‘Everything that you need to ensure your teaching of comprehension is, well, comprehensive.’. He praised the series for its ease of use for both newly qualified and experienced teachers, whilst complimenting the chosen texts for covering an impressive breadth of genre, subject matter and style.
Complete Comprehension can be bought individually for £50 per book or £300.00 for the entire series.