Reading Between the Lines Set Two: Inference skills for children aged 8 – 12 (Paperback) book cover

Reading Between the Lines Set Two

Inference skills for children aged 8 – 12

By Catherine Delamain, Jill Spring

© 2018 – Routledge

160 pages

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Paperback: 9781138298644
pub: 2018-07-10
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Reading Between the Lines Set Two is a sequel to the popular Reading Between the Lines. It is a resource book for teachers, teaching assistants, SENCOS and Speech and Language Therapists who need to support the development of inference skills in children aged 8-12. These unique guides offer accessible and easy-to-use material specifically targeted to improve inference, which is a crucial element in understanding spoken and written language.

The book provides 370 engaging texts themed around different areas such as place and occupation, and includes short stories about everyday events, magic and adventure. Each short text is accompanied by guiding questions and is carefully graded to allow students to gradually progress from more simple texts with highlighted clues onto more challenging scenarios which will require higher level inferencing skills.

Containing handy photocopiable material, this guide can be used with whole classes, small groups or individual children. It will be particularly valuable to professionals working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorders or Speech, Language and Communication Needs, who need particular support with inference as they develop their broader social communication skills.

Table of Contents

Part 1

  • Object
  • Action
  • Instrument
  • Place
  • Occupation
  • Category
  • Character
  • Emotion
  • Cause and effect
  • Time / era

Part 2

  • Lucky dip
  • Stories

About the Authors

Catherine Delamain is a retired Speech and Language Therapist with over 40 years’ experience working with children with speech, language and communication needs in clinics, schools, special schools and nurseries. She spent several years in association with a Senior Educational Psychologist lecturing to teachers on how to address the needs of children with Speech, Language and Communication Needs in mainstream and special schools. With Jill Spring, she is the co-author of eight books published by Speechmark.

Jill Spring is a Speech and Language Therapist who has worked in a variety of paediatric settings including community clinics, assessment centres and mainstream schools. Since September 2011 she has coordinated the Speech & Language Therapy Service training programmes offered to schools across Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole, and before that she worked as part of the multidisciplinary team responsible for assessment and diagnosis of autism spectrum disorders in West Dorset. During her 15 years working in a Language Resource Base Jill often needed comprehension texts that went beyond directly stated understanding. This resulted in her creating her own texts which led to Jill and co-author Catherine Delamain writing Reading Between the Lines to specifically target this skill.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Special Education / General
EDUCATION / Special Education / Communicative Disorders
EDUCATION / Special Education / Learning Disabilities
EDUCATION / Special Education / Social Disabilities