In classrooms across Australia, educators are facing a comprehension challenge. Although students are able to read independently, many have not developed the comprehension skills they need to understand the context of what they are reading. This impacts their ability to learn, and to read for enjoyment.
At Oxford, we believe a consistent approach to teaching comprehension as part of your overall literacy instruction will help address the comprehension challenge.
What comprehension challenges are Oxford helping to address?
Providing a consistent approach to teaching comprehension as part of your overall literacy instruction
Seeking out Australian texts linked to the curriculum that helps improve students’ fluency, vocabulary and comprehension
Finding meaningful ways to incorporate strategies and skills into usual classroom practice
Helping to address reading confidence and reading for meaning by engaging with texts in an enjoyable way
Poor performance at school affected by difficulties with reading comprehension
An inability to understand the meaning of words, phrases and paragraphs or to process ideas presented in a text
How does Oxford address comprehension needs?
A consistent, strategic approach to teaching comprehension is the key to developing reading comprehension. Oxford's comprehension programs offer a consistent approach to teaching and learning, utilising strategies and skills that support usual classroom practice.
Our resource offering is informed by Australian and international research-based evidence.
Oxford’s comprehension resources are matched to teaching needs and integrate easily into lesson planning.
Our comprehension programs address skills development in the early years (Years F–3) and whole-class teaching for Years 3–6.
Reading for meaning with Oxford's comprehension programs
Reading for meaning: A guide to the research on best-practice teaching of comprehension
The comprehension whitepaper reviews the research and evidence around teaching comprehension and presents some practical classroom solutions.Download now