• Literacy

Sharp Reading: Comprehension and Critical Thinking (Prerequisite: Comprehension Strategy Instruction Stage 3)

PL # 13412.
Starting on 27 May 2022
Cancellation permitted until 24 May 2022

Event registrations closed on 23 May 2022

Delivery Format : In Person

Event registration is Closed

Description

This course builds on the basic constructing meaning strategies covered in Guided Reading for Comprehension (Stage 3) which is a course prerequisite. Sharp Reading: Comprehension and Critical Thinking provides students with strategies to deepen their thinking and to analyse and evaluate text as they read. 

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

The day will begin with refining the Stage 3 Comprehension routine followed by the addition of the Deep Four Strategies from Stage 4 of the Sharp Reading  Progression. The workshop moves onto investigating the critical analysis and evaluation of text beyond sentence level which is Stages 5 and 6 of the Sharp Reading Progression.

Resources 
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. 

TARGET AUDIENCE: 
Principals, Literacy Leaders, Primary and Secondary Teachers, Support Teachers and Teacher Assistants 

Presenters

Christopher Witt(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant | Animal Ethics Executive Officer
Christopher Witt<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

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). 

Jill Buckrell(AISWA Staff)

Literacy Consultant
Jill Buckrell<span>(AISWA Staff)</span>

Jill Buckrell is a Literacy Consultant with previous experience as a teacher and school leader in both urban and remote schools. She has a strong commitment to improving literacy outcomes for Aboriginal students and has been involved in several major Indigenous Education initiatives in the past as a school principal in remote WA and the Northern Territory. Jill began work at AISWA as a literacy consultant in 2012 and is involved in a number of key professional learning initiatives including: Big Six, Hot Readers and Data Conversations to Target Instruction (literacy). She is also an accredited Sharp Reading presenter and manages the implementation of this program in Western Australia. Jill co-organises the annual Broome Conference for remote Aboriginal schools. Jill’s particular interest lies in the research, development and application of quality literacy strategies and opportunities for students who underachieve in literacy.

Terms & Conditions

 

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In Person event conditions

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  • Attendee swaps: Acceptable. The organiser must be notified. There are conditions.
  • Walk Ins: Any non-registered attendee MUST disclose this to AISWA on arrival. A correct registration process can then be followed. 
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Segments

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Date / Time

27 May 2022
Starts: 09:00
Finishes: 15:00

AISWA Seminar Room Suite 2

Address

Suite 2, 41 Walters Drive
Osborne Park WA 6017
Australia

Parking bays are available on Walters Drive (max. fee is $5.00 p/day). To use these bays, you will need to first download the EasyPark App on your phone. https://bit.ly/3R63Ndg When you arrive you can scan the QR code on the parking meter to pay for your parking using the app. Please note that the meters are no longer accepting cash or card payments. Alternatively, public transport is available via train & bus: Joondalup Line – Stop at Glendalough Station. Bus transfers: Bus no. 407, Bus stop: 25350

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards