Deepening Subject Knowledge in Reading
These half day training events are designed to provide subject knowledge in the key aspects of the effective teaching of reading. They are ideal as subject knowledge refreshers for subject leaders or experienced classroom teachers and will also provide key knowledge and understanding for less experienced teachers. Each training event stands alone but together they provide a comprehensive understanding of the entire reading process.
Please note that you can book all 4 days training from this page or book one or more courses through the individual pages on left hand menu.
Tuesday 29th January: 1.30pm – 4pm
In today’s classrooms we may be supporting readers at very different stages to make progress towards and beyond age-related expectations. This half day will deepen participants’ knowledge of the complete scale of development in reading and will guide them in choosing texts, exploring reading environments, planning key experiences and using effective pedagogies to meet the needs of all learners, developing fluency, deep comprehension and closing the attainment gap.
Monday 11th February: 1.30pm – 4pm
There are many different aspects to a comprehensive reading programme; whole class teaching of reading to develop comprehension and inspire writing, group reading to target specific reading skills and strategies, the teaching of phonics, individual reading to build confidence and independent reading where children can use and apply skills and strategies and make purposeful reading choices. With a new Ofsted focus on depth of learning and curriculum design, this half day explores all aspects of reading instruction and looks at how to select experiences that meet the needs of all learners, planning a reading curriculum that enables all children to make progress.
Thursday 28th February: 1.30pm – 4pm
There will be children in all primary year groups who are early readers who may be struggling to progress in their reading journey. What are the approaches teachers should take and what key experiences should we plan for to develop their reading fluency whilst also ensuring they are engaged with and responsive to the texts they are offered? This half day explores what makes a high quality text for early readers of different ages and supports practitioners to plan around such texts drawing out opportunities for the teaching of phonics and improving vocabulary knowledge; strategies for developing reading fluency and approaches to develop comprehension at all primary age groups.
Tuesday 19th March: 1.30pm – 4pm
Today’s readers need to be provided with texts which are challenging, rich in vocabulary and meaning at all stages of their reading journey. This half day will explore what constitutes a challenging text for children of all ages and stages of reading and will investigate the different kinds of knowledge that pupils need in order to access more challenging books, developing a deeper understanding of vocabulary and comprehension skills that will lead to a greater depth of understanding. Approaches and strategies shared will also reflect on how they can help pupils to read books as writers, viewing them as inspiration for the style and content of their own writing.