• Literacy

Sharp Reading: ADVANCED Comprehension (Prerequisite: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Stage 3)

PL # 12364.


Starting on 21 Oct 2019
Cancellation permitted until 15/10/2019

Event registrations closed on 15/10/2019


This course builds on the basic constructing meaning strategies covered in Comprehension Strategy Instruction (course prerequisite). Advanced Comprehension provides students with strategies to deepen their thinking, analyse and evaluate text as they read. 

This workshop provides participants with:
• a refresher of Stage 3 Comprehension Strategy Instruction
• an understanding of the 4 most important comprehension strategies that help readers interpret  and clarify deeper meaning of text.
• a means for embedding these strategies into their guided reading routine.
• tools that enable students to critically analyse and evaluate narrative and non-fiction text.

The day will begin with refining the Comprehension Strategy Instruction routine followed by the addition of the Deep Four Strategies. The workshop moves onto investigating the critical analysis and evaluation of text beyond sentence level.

12 months of online tutorials valued at NZ $99. 
Twelve months of small step, at-your-own pace learning with tutorials, video modelling and supporting resources. 

Principals, Literacy Leaders, Primary and Secondary Teachers, Support Teachers and Teacher Assistants 


Christopher Witt (AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant

Christopher Witt joined AISWA in 2009. Prior to that he was a Consultant at STEPS Professional Development.  At STEPS, Chris developed a literacy resource for secondary teachers: Tactical Teaching Reading. It included materials and professional learning courses and had great success nationally and internationally, helping many secondary teachers to successfully support literacy across their curriculum area.

After teaching for 25 years, Chris worked in various advisory and consultancy roles in curriculum improvement. He has been at AISWA for 12 years as a Literacy Consultant providing support for teachers and schools in professional learning and literacy improvement initiatives. This includes Sharp Reading, First Steps and Primary Connections. Key PL programs developed by Chris at AISWA include Scaffolding Adolescent Literacy and Programming and Assessment in English (P-10). 


Event Segment

Date / Time

Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00


AISWA Seminar Room (First Floor)
Suite 5, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017


Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

  • Middle Primary (3-6)
  • Secondary (7-10)
  • Senior Secondary (11 - 12)
  • Leadership
  • Education Assistants

Event Contact

AITSL Standards