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January 2019

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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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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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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