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Developing Listening and Language Comprehension

It is not enough to simply teach children to read; we have to give them something worth reading. Something that will stretch their imaginations—something that will help them make sense of their own lives and encourage them to reach out toward people whose lives are quite different from their own.

Katherine Patterson

At the Whiteoak Academies, listening and language comprehension are developed each and every time a text is shared, whether that be during class story time or whilst reading a non-fiction book during a history lesson. In the tabs below, you can find out more about the opportunities we have created to explicitly teach these comprehension skills.