Knowledge rich learning is oft discussed in education circles, but it’s difficult to dispute the outcomes of the learners referenced in this TES article on reading comprehension. It struck us here at CLA that the tips offered sit perfectly with the CLA and NLA licences, which cover you to copy extracts of material your school owns (see our licencetocopy page for the details).
If you do want to give your students that valuable topic context before teaching comprehension, just bear in mind the following:
- Schools holding the NLA Schools Licence are eligible for a Newspapers for Schools archive account, making it even easier to find those clippings of an issue that can lay the ground work for robust and complete reading.
- The CLA Education Licence covers you to copy material that your school owns. So maybe you don’t have the books in your department, but pop along to a colleague in another subject and have the peace of mind that you can copy pages from Science to Humanities to Arts.
- You can copy in a ranges of ways. Maybe a photocopy is better to highlight key words and vocab in a lesson, but you could also scan and upload the copy to the VLE to give students the context before next week’s reading lesson.
About the Author
Julie Murray is Education Licences Manager at CLA, which means she trains and educates licensees in schools, further and higher education institutions about CLA licences and how they fit into the wider world of copyright. Prior to working at CLA, Julie was Head of History and Politics at an 11-18 comprehensive in London.
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