Group Reading from Reception to Year 2

19/03/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

This training day offers guidance on how to develop purposeful, creative and inclusive approaches designed to guide children’s reading across the EYFS and KS1. It will strengthen practitioner knowledge of progression in reading and the role quality children’s literature can play in supporting the reading journey. It will exemplify how planning around quality children’s literature can develop children’s fluency, improve comprehension and motivate young readers. It will demonstrate how dialogic reading approaches engage and benefit groups of children.

As part of the training, your teachers will receive teaching sequences detailing planning to support in the immediate implementation of ideas from the course to guide readers in their own classrooms.

The training day will focus on the following key areas:

  • What does the reading journey look like?
  • What do we mean by guiding reading?
  • Developing dialogic reading in group sessions.
  • Exploring the potential of key texts, exemplified through teaching sequences to support both early and fluent readers


"Books allow children to experience through imagination other worlds and other roles, and this involvement contributes to their personal and social development as well as to their reading abilities. " 

Sainsbury and Schagen (2004)

“Very useful – really broadened my idea of what quality group reading looks like.” 

Teacher, 2016

“Encourages you to consider the impact your teaching has on the development of children’s reading.” 

Teacher, 2016
Webber Street (on the corner of Webber Row
United Kingdom
  • Lunch Included
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales