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March 2020

Word Aware – a blended approach to vocabulary and language study

March 4 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in York, £120

Are you prioritising children’s language as an area for development? Is your vocabulary teaching integrated through text-based teaching and context? Do you use a blended approach for teaching vocabulary, using the most appropriate strategy for the keywords at the right time? Are you working at a deep level, or are you stuck in a rut with superficial routine practices? Words are the bedrock of language. Children need vocabulary that is both broad and deep for secure reading comprehension. Limited vocabulary…

Poetry for Pleasure

March 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in Bristol, £15.00 + VAT

Twilight events are interactive, workshop-style events focused on a particular aspect of children's literature. They are a chance to share and learn collaboratively. All delegates need to come prepared to contribute and actively participate so that together we explore ideas and collectively develop our thinking. In this session, we will be focusing on Poetry for Pleasure

Reading Comprehension: digging deeper with inference skills

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in Bristol, £120.00 + VAT

Are you diagnostic in your approach to teaching inference and can you confidently support readers who face a range of inferencing challenges? Are you confident in knowing when using the prediction strategy is beneficial to readers and when it might inhibit comprehension? Do you know what to do when learners struggle with coherence inferencing? Would you benefit from finding new, practical ways to support colleagues in their teaching of inference? Most teachers know something about inference, but many are not…

April 2020

Humour is a Serious Business

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm in Bristol, £15.00 + VAT

Twilights are interactive, workshop-style events focused on a particular aspect of children's literature. They are a chance to share and learn collaboratively. All delegates need to come prepared to contribute and actively participate so that together we explore ideas and collectively develop our thinking. In this session, we will be focusing on humour in children's books. Bring along the books that you and the children in your class find funny.

Word Aware: a blended approach to vocabulary and language study

April 29 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in London, £120 + VAT

Are you prioritising children’s language as an area for development? Is your vocabulary teaching integrated through text-based teaching and context? Do you use a blended approach for teaching vocabulary, using the most appropriate strategy for the keywords at the right time? Are you working at a deep level, or are you stuck in a rut with superficial routine practices? Words are the bedrock of language. Children need vocabulary that is both broad and deep for secure reading comprehension. Limited vocabulary…

May 2020

Subjects Matter! unpicking the reading demands in the curriculum

May 20 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in York,

Are you reading enough appropriately challenging nonfiction with your class? Do you consider the reading demands of the subject discipline when planning to use nonfiction texts? Do your pupils have the skills for critical nonfiction reading, beyond the traditional information skills? Is your school library stocked with up-to-date nonfiction that meets the demand of the current curriculum? Nonfiction, perhaps more than any other form of writing, has been subject to the demands of education policy and the impact of new…

June 2020

School Improvement: Why your library matters

June 10 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm in York, £120

School Improvement: why your library matters Maximising the potential of the library for developing communities of learners. Are school libraries needed in the digital age, when information can be accessed at the click of a button? The answer is a resounding yes! Learning and the acquisition of knowledge are more than the retrieval of information. A well-managed library is a repository of knowledge that is curated to meet the needs of learners in your schools, it is a visual and…