Developing higher order reading skills in readers of all ages (Deepening Subject Knowledge in Reading)

19/03/2019 - 1:30pm to 4:00pm

Today’s readers need to be provided with texts which are challenging, rich in vocabulary and meaning at all stages of their reading journey. These courses would be an excellent introduction into effective reading training or as an opportunity for teachers who have completed our Power of Reading training or other courses, to take a deeper look at specific reading skills and strategies.


This course:

  • Focuses on using challenging texts throughout all stages of the reading journey to develop higher order reading skills
  • Explores what constitutes a challenging text for children of all ages and stages of reading
  • Investigation of the different kinds of knowledge that pupils need in order to access more challenging books, develop a deeper understanding of vocabulary and comprehension skills that will lead to a greater depth of understanding
  • Development of approaches and strategies that reflect on how you can help pupils to read books as writers, viewing them as inspiration for the style and content of their own writing


We created these courses to share the research and best practice from our full course programme and using evidence from our long course ‘Progress and Achievement in Reading’. We understand that time is tight for teachers so we have made these courses half-day programmes, with the option to complete all four - or to pick and choose. This also gives the advantage that these courses are the cheapest that we offer, at only £95 a course. Allowing teachers to enhance their knowledge of significant elements of the reading process but in less time and for a cheaper price.

This event is part of a series of half day training events designed to provide subject knowledge in the key aspects of the effective teaching of reading.  Each training event stands alone but together they provide a comprehensive understanding of the entire reading process.

Webber Street
United Kingdom