A Balanced Reading Programme – Reviewing the Approaches

Professional development (PD) Manawatu/Whanganui

Posted: 17 February 2021
Notice reference #: 1HAGzC

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


16 April 2021 – 16 April 2021