Progress and Achievement in Reading

Price: 
£1,150.00 / £950.00 For additional attendees
05/12/2017 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
30/01/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
20/03/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
22/05/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
19/06/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm
03/07/2018 - 10:00am to 3:30pm

The content and resources for this course have been updated for 2017-18 but we're keeping the price the same.

Develop a thorough understanding of the reading process throughout the primary years and beyond with this in-depth six day course. Teachers will explore how to create a purposeful vision for reading across a school, which meets the needs of all learners. They will consider the core components of an effective reading programme which balances the teaching of reading skills with a deep understanding of what has been read.

Teachers will:

  • Acquire a rich understanding of all aspects of the reading process and its relationship to writing.
  • Unpick the physiological, neurolinguistic and social complexities of reading, gaining key insights into what constitutes deep reading.
  • Model best practice in the teaching of reading.
  • Investigate ways to create an authentic community of readers, including a focus on reading for pleasure, reader response, reading groups and wider community engagement.
  • Focus on currently relevant issues in reading including raising engagement and achievement in reading, vocabulary, grammar, phonics and spelling development and how to address these in the quality first teaching of reading.
  • Explore practical strategies for using literature, talk and drama to engage children in response to reading to deepen understanding of what has been read.
  • Use the CLPE Reading Scale to identify the continuum of development in reading and support all children to make progress, regardless of their starting points
  • Engage in school-based gap tasks and reflections, culminating in a case study evidencing impact.
  • Hear from expert speakers Fen Coles and Kerry Mason from Letterbox Library to develop your understanding of a range and breadth of texts that reflect the realities of children in your classroom. 
  • Receive 3 high quality texts to exemplify how to use and apply strategies for raising engagement and attainment in reading across English lessons and the wider curriculum and a key theoretical text to broaden subject knowledge more widely.

Over six days, teachers will explore:

Day One: Building a Community of Readers

  • Examine current data and priorities around engagement and attainment in reading
  • Introduce the CLPE Reading Scale as a tool for understanding reading development and supporting progress
  • Identify the central role of high quality children's literature in engaging children in reading
  • Reflect on enabling environment and routines for reading
  • Understand the importance of teachers as readers
  • Reflect on children's identity as readers
  • Identify focus children to study impact of course learning

Day Two: The Reading Process

  • Reflect and feed back on reading, gap task and focus children
  • Explore how reading develops from the earliest stages, reviewing relevant skills and strategies
  • Identify the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for reading, reflecting on the needs of individual pupils
  • Develop understanding of the importance of early phonological awareness and phonics as a key strategy
  • Reflect on a range of reading cues and the multi-dimensional complexity of the reading process
  • Share methodoligies for observing and assessing reading
  • Choosing and using high quality literature to support early readers

Day Three: Developing Reader Response

  • Reflect and feed back on reading, gap task and focus children
  • Understanding the comprehension process; integrating knowledge of language and vocabulary, morphology, syntax, memory and monitoring and inference making.
  • Developing reader response: reader response theory
  • Introducing book talk and ways to embed and extend this in the classroom
  • Developing children's comprehension skills using a high quality text, exploring deeper comprehension skills: empathy, critical thinking, inference and deduction, intertextuality
  • Reviewing recent and relevant research on critical thinking
  • Choosing and using high quality literature to support whole class teaching

Day Four: Routines for Reading

  • Reflect and feed back on reading, gap task and focus children
  • Considering the key routines to support reading activity: group reading, individual reading, independent reading, home/school reading
  • Developing a reading culture: book groups, dialogic reading, enrichment activities
  • Planning for dialogic talk and critical thinking using picturebooks
  • Choosing and using high quality picturebooks to support whole class teaching

Day Five: Using Multimodal Texts

  • Reflect and feed back on reading, gap task and focus children
  • Explore children's developing independence and maturity in reading
  • Reflect on the needs of a 21st Century reader and how to support these in the classroom
  • Exploring multimodal texts and their reading complexity
  • Exploring dialogic talk with visual texts
  • Choosing and using high quality multimodal texts to support whole class teaching: graphic novels, film and animation, digital texts

Day Six: Reflection and Forward Plannning

  • Evaluation of course impact: the case study
  • ​Identify next steps and priorities for the school writing community
  • Consider further opportunities to enrich reading in your setting
  • Consider the criteria for developing a reading spine that supports the needs of all readers
  • Hear from expert speakers Fen Coles and Kerry Mason from Letterbox Library to develop your understanding of a range and breadth of texts that reflect the realities of children in your classroom. 

Need to arrange supply cover while you are away?

We have teamed up with Zen Educate, a smart new way to arrange cover. If you are a London school you will be able to get £100* off your first day of supply.

*Terms and conditions apply. 

"I've led English for 9 years and I've still learnt something new in each session. The best course I've ever been on. Thank you."

Literacy Leader, 2017
CLPE
Webber Street
London
SE1 8QW
United Kingdom
  • Pupil Premium Funding
  • Lunch Included
  • New Course
  • Includes Resources
  • CLPE Reading and Writing Scales