Developing fluent and expressive readers across the primary school (formerly an Ear for Reading)
This reading fluency online course for primary teachers defines fluent reading, looks at how reading fluency can be assessed and outlines practical strategies that can be integrated into meaningful reading experiences.
- Can teachers confidently assess children’s fluency and identify teaching approaches to meet their needs?
- Would you like to be informed about the latest research into reading fluency?
- Are you using a range of strategies to develop fluency that are fully integrated into your reading and English lessons?
- Would you like to develop a repertoire of practical and engaging strategies for developing fluent readers?
Fluent readers read at an appropriate pace, accurately and importantly with expression. A reader who decodes accurately but has not developed fluency is more likely to experience problems in comprehending a text, as their attention is focused on lifting the words from the page. We have devised resources and workshops centred on four approaches to developing reading fluency in the context of regular teaching: reading aloud, reading poetry, readers theatre and reading nonfiction. We call this the ‘ear for reading’ approach.
This course presents the case for developing reading fluency based on up-to-date research and outlines a set of core principles for developing fluent and expressive readers in the context of reading and English lessons. Fluency is not an aspect of reading that is achieved in the transition from KS1 to KS2. Readers of all ages and levels of attainment may at some point find their fluency challenged. This course, therefore, considers the needs of pupils of different ages and levels of attainment.
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Key stage suitability
Teachers will understand the components of fluency and have the tools to make assessments to inform teaching. They will have a repertoire of practical strategies to use when planning to teach reading and English.
Areas of focus
- Insights from the latest research
- The connection between fluency and general literacy
- Making assessments of reading fluency
- Strategies for teaching reading fluency
- Integrating fluency approaches into regular reading and English lessons
- Reading aloud – tips on best practice
- Readers Theatre – making fluency explicit
- Poetry, play and performance
- Becoming fluent in reading nonfiction
- 2 live online webinars (4 hours)
- Gap tasks which are set and followed up in the subsequent session to support practical application in the classroom
- Sessions are recorded and the link to view made available for limited time
Insights from the latest research
The connection between fluency and general literacy
Making assessments of reading fluency
Reading aloud – tips on best practice
Strategies for teaching reading fluency
Integrating fluency approaches into regular reading and English lessons
|Tuesday 5th October
||3.30 – 5.30
Readers Theatre – making fluency explicit
Poetry, play and performance
Becoming fluent in reading nonfiction
|Tuesday 2nd November
||3.30 – 5.30
£85 + VAT
Payable by invoice or credit card. Payment must be received before enrollment is completed and the place reserved.
Note: schools wanting to book this course for whole school training or multiple teachers should contact us by email as discounted package options are available. Email firstname.lastname@example.org