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Junior Reading: Building a Strong Foundation in the First Year, Lower Hutt

Professional development (PD) Wellington

Posted: 20 August 2017
Notice reference #: 1H9e6k

Junior reading: building a strong foundation in the first year of school / revamping guided reading, (2 sessions) Lower Hutt, Wellington by Dianna Craker and Julie Beattie

Following on from our “Off to a flying Start” workshops where we outlined the findings from the revision of Ready to Read we are presenting 2 workshops to guide teachers in how to provide a rich language based learning environment that reinforces the processing and comprehension strategies that need to be built in the first year of school.

This course will demonstrate how to implement the revisions described in the Ready to Read review with a focus on the use of oral language in the classroom.

These workshops will support teachers to..

  • link the various approaches of read to, shared reading and guided and independent reading.
  • embed the development of phonological awareness in context.
  • use formative assessment to identify teaching points for instructional teaching.
  • introduce guided texts so readers develop agency
  • support struggling readers in order to achieve National Standard expectations after one year at school.

These will be hands on workshops with the expectation that strategies will be trialled in classrooms between sessions and shared with others.

Events summary


08 November 2017 – 08 November 2017