Pairing Reading Reconsidered Techniques with Cognitive Science, Part II—A Guest Post from Ben Rogers | Joaquin Hernandez

Pupils from Norwitch Academy dressed as Victorians on a workhouse trip

This is the second of a pair of posts by Ben Rogers of Norwich Primary Academy (NPA) in Norwich, England. In his first post, Ben described the tools he and his colleagues have been using from Reading Reconsidered and cognitive science to bolster students’ reading and writing skills. In this post, he reflects on the power of intentionally building students’ background knowledge and vocabulary.

Developing children into skilled readers is only half of the solution: they also need to become more knowledgeable. Helping…

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