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An Ear for Reading – developing fluent readers

Delivered by Just Imagine with Ebor Academy Trust

27th June 2019 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm


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

  • why fluency is important to overall reading and literacy attainment
  • a brief overview of approaches to developng reading fluency and consideration of their merits and weakenesses
  • practical workshop around 4 key strategies
    • Reading aloud – how to do it well
    • Readers theatre – not just for dialogue
    • Poetry – tuning in to the aural qualities of language
    • Becoming fluent with nonfiction

This is a participative workshop. We suggest coming dressed for comfort and enjoyment.


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