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January 2019

Webinar – Teaching through Dialogue

10th January 2019 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
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Developing Comprehension Day 2: inference and criticality

17th January 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom
£100

Day 2 of our comprehension course focuses on the complexities of inference making and critical reading. We start by building participants' knowledge of the different types of inference that readers make. We then consider potential barriers to understanding and explore ways in which these barriers can be overcome. Drawing on research into critical literacies we look at how the transformative nature of reading can help young readers connect what they read with their developing sense of identity, as well as…

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Exploring Children’s Literature: Graphic Novels

17th January 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom
£35

In this twilight session we will be exploring the diversity of comics and graphic novels for children and young people. From adaptations of classics, to original stories; from the ligne claire style to Manga, from humour to horror and on to social realism, from series to standalones, there's a graphic novel out there for everyone. We will be challenging the myth that graphic novels are solely suited to struggling readers. While it is true that the form may be more…

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March 2019

Developing Comprehension 3: word awareness

14th March 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom

Words form the bedrock of speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course pays attention to the ways in which we can develop word knowledge for reading and writing in the context of rich language experiences. Informed by up-to-date research and exemplification from across the primary years, this one day course presents a blended approach to word study. We start with the fundamentals of why vocabulary is important, distinguishing between broad and deep knowledge. We then look at the contexts in…

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Exploring Children’s Literature: science in fiction

14th March 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom
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£35

From adventures with quantum physics to environmental thrillers, we will explore the way science features in fiction for children and teenagers. We will also take a detour into narrative nonfiction, sometimes called 'faction'. We will look briefly at the history of the Science Fiction or SF genre as well as reviewing a range of recent books Bring along your favourite science-based fiction to share with others. There will be plenty of resources to view on the day and some suggestions…

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June 2019

An Ear for Reading – developing fluent readers

27th June 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Business and Training Centre, The Leyes, Osbaldwick
York, Yorkshire YO10 3PR United Kingdom
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£100

This one day course presents the case for developing reading fluency and is based on up-to-date research. We start by outlining a set of core principles for developing fluent and expressive readers in the context of quality first teaching. Fluency is not magically achieved in the transition from KS to KS2; readers of all ages may at some point find their fluency challenged. This course considers the needs of pupils of different ages and levels of attainment. Areas of focus…

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