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Reaching higher to boost reading comprehension

‘Simple’ techniques can help pupils make 10 months of extra progress, educational psychologist finds

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“Reading comprehension underpins all learning,” says North Ayrshire educational psychologist Dr Taryn Moir. “For the rest of your life, you will read to learn, and to understand, and to progress. It is the thing that will carry your learning forward.”

And thanks to research undertaken for her doctorate, Moir has identified an intervention that significantly improves pupils’ ability to understand what they read, at the same time as being inexpensive and easy to implement.

Now inspection and curriculum development body Education Scotland has asked Moir to showcase the findings of her research ...

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