Full course description
Date and time
Tuesday 2 August 2022, 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm
Online – a Zoom link will be provided 24 hours prior to the event
This learning event is right for you if you are a teacher of students in years 4-12, particularly English teachers
Practical Reading Strategies offers a range of activities that are designed to engage students in close reading, guided reading, and inferential reading. These sessions focus on six evidence-based reading strategies: Making Connections, Visualising, Questioning, Inferring, Summarising, and Synthesising. By exploring texts through short, practical reading activities, students engage more and ultimately improve across all areas of both reading and writing.
Many factors influence students' abilities to read texts, including early education; time spent reading at home in infancy; access to books; socioeconomic status; cognitive ability; level of technology use; and quality of instruction (Scholastic Corporation, 2021). Practical Reading Strategies offers activities which help to bridge the gap for the diverse range of students in our classrooms.
This learning event supports creating best practice toward meeting the following VRQA standard(s):
- Curriculum and Student Learning – Student learning outcomes
Relevant Australian professional standards for teachers
1. Know students and how they learn
3. Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
6. Engage in professional learning
- information about the theory behind the six Strategies
- tools for practical lesson activities which can be used immediately to improve engagement with texts.
- greater understanding of how and why quality reading practices underpin everything we do
- deeper understanding of how improving reading can improve student achievement across many areas.
Leon is an experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. Author of 'Practical Reading Strategies and Jacaranda's new 'English' series of textbooks, Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for curriculum, leading teams, and managing change in schools.