• Literacy

Sharp Reading: Comprehension Strategy Instruction

PL # 11805
Starting on 18 Jun 2018
Cancellation permitted until 12 Jun 2018

Event registrations closed on 18 Jun 2018

Delivery Format :

Event registration is Closed

Description

This course focuses on comprehension teaching through the GUIDED READING component of your reading program. It provides an efficient routine that gets results.

This workshop provides participants with:
• a knowledge of the skills employed by successful readers,
• an explicit, transferrable routine for comprehension instruction, that empowers students and simplifies the work of teachers
• skills for recognising comprehension quality and addressing student needs through explicit teaching
• a clear learning pathway for the teaching of reading
Whether working one-to-one, in small groups, or with the whole class, this approach to reading comprehension instruction is simple and effective. Comprehending at a sentence level engages students in active reading and deepens their understanding of the text, motivating them to practise the reading strategies they need to succeed. Extensive research and classroom trials support its effectiveness as a guided reading approach that improves reading achievement.
The day will begin with getting the Comprehension Strategy Instruction routine right, followed by a focus on data collection that informs explicit teaching.
  
Resources:
• 12 months of online tutorials valued at $99 NZ
• Twelve months of small step, at-your-own pace learning with weekly 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). 

Terms & Conditions

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Segments

Event Segment

Date / Time

18 Jun 2018 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:00

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Training Room Suite 6A (First Floor)

PL Hours : 6.00

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards