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Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Comprehension

PL # 14065

  • Starting on 26 Mar 2024
  • Cancellation permitted until 20 Mar 2024
  • Event registrations closed on 20 Mar 2024

Delivery Format : In Person

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, transferable routine for comprehension instruction, that empowers students and simplifies the work of teachers
• a routine that acknowledges current brain research that reduces anxiety and frees up working memory to enable readers to improve their ability to construct meaning
• 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, The afternoon shifts the 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 

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

 

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

AISWA Professional Learning – In Person Event 

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In Person event conditions

  • Attendance records: Participants must sign-in on the day to confirm attendance. A member school can also view this data for their staff.
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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. 
  • IT Acceptable Use Policy: Compliance with this policy for the use of AISWA’s on-site equipment, internet and website is required.
  • Payment Conditions: Price includes GST. Credit card payment only for Guests. Member schools will be invoiced post-event.
  • Cancellation: Cancellation is without charge if prior to Cancellation Permitted date. Cancellations via this website. Late cancellations or failure to attend will incur full cost. Refer any issues to the Event Organiser. If AISWA cancels a PL Event, attendees will be notified by email and any payment will be refunded.
  • Free event non-attendance: A fee of $25 may apply. See full T&Cs.

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Segments

Sharp Reading: Guided Reading for Comprehension

Date / Time

26 Mar 2024 Starts: 09:00 Finishes: 15:30

Delivery Format : In Person

AISWA Valerie Gould Room

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 : 6.50

Learning Area

  • Literacy

School Area

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

Event Contact

AITSL Standards