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Webinars Schedule: April & May 2020

Planning ahead for the next few months?
You now have the opportunity to register for our wide range of FREE webinar sessions, hosted by Just Imagine CEO Nikki Gamble & our team of consultants.
Take a look below at what we have coming up in April & May & register now!

Friday 3rd April 11.00 a.m  
Readers Theatre: Why and how to use this strategy to best effect
Readers Theatre is a strategy that can be used for developing reading fluency. It is most frequently used with dialogue. In this webinar, we share three different applications to demonstrate the versatility of the approach,

Friday 24th April 11.00 a.m  
Visualisation: It’s not just drawing pictures

Visualisation is an important comprehension strategy, but it might not involve drawing a picture. We briefly explain how visualisation supports comprehension and offer some different approaches for you to use.

Friday 24th April 1.00 pm
The Reading Journey – making the best of our FREE app for UK Primary Schools
The Reading Journey™ is our scheme to support Reading for Pleasure. It includes curated book collections, a teacher dashboard and FREE app that children can use in school and at home. It can transform home/school reading. This webinar shows you how to make the most of The Reading Journey.

Friday 1st May 11.00 a.m
An Ear for Reading: integrating fluency strategies in our sequences

We integrate our fluency approaches into the ‘Take One Book’ scheme. In this webinar, we will explain what we mean by ‘an ear for reading’ and offer some examples from KS1 and KS2 to show progression.

Friday 1st May 1.00 pm
Reading Gladiators – find out about our award-winning scheme for higher attaining readers
We are now recruiting for our 2020-21 programme. This webinar explains how the Reading Gladiators™ scheme works and gives a few peeks into what is in store for the next academic year. Most suitable for schools that haven’t previously taken part.
(More details on applying for Reading Gladiators: )

Friday 15th May 11.00 a.m
Better Think Alouds for Comprehension Monitoring

We probably all ‘think aloud’ when we are modelling reading. In this webinar, we examine the strategy in more depth, showing how to use it strategically to develop inference and other comprehension skills explicitly.

Friday 15th May 1.00 pm
Book Club: Jewell Parker Rhodes, Ghost Boys
In our book club this month, we are discussing Jewell Parker-Rhodes unflinching novel Ghost Boys, the final choice for this year’s Year 6 Reading Gladiators. We will explain why we chose the book, provide some background to the story and then open up for discussion. Grab a copy of the book and bring is along to our virtual book chat.

Friday 22nd May 11.00 a.m
Small-Group Work – 3 great strategies for developing in-depth reading

This week’s webinar introduces three of our favourite strategies for focussed group talk to support reading comprehension. There will be an opportunity for you to share what’s worked well for you.

Friday 29th May 11.00 a.m
Beyond Hot Seating: broadening the repertoire of drama strategies to support reading

We all know that drama strategies are a brilliant way to engage children with text. We will look at three less well-used strategies, explaining how and when we use them.

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