A Balanced Reading Programme – Reviewing the Approaches

Professional development (PD) Northland, Bay of Plenty, Canterbury

Posted: 17 February 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAGyo

In this workshop, Sheena and Louise will review the modelled, shared, guided and independent approaches and share practical ideas for planning a realistic and manageable reading programme at all levels.

Session 1: An overview of a balanced reading programme

  • Unpacking the reading process
  • Creating opportunities for oral language in the reading programme.

Session 2: Shared reading

  • Using the shared reading approach at all levels of the school to explicitly teach comprehension, critical thinking and decoding.

Session 3: Guided reading

  • Planning and organising guided reading lessons
  • Reviewing a range of generic activities that engage students, reduce teacher planning and offer an alternative to worksheets.

Session 4: Independent reading

  • Reviewing the importance of independent reading, including ideas to motivate and engage students in the reading process.

Events summary


04 March 2021 – 04 March 2021


18 March 2021 – 18 March 2021

Bay of Plenty

01 July 2021 – 01 July 2021

Further information

Contact: Sasha Farry

 (021) 714 497