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October 2020

Reading Teachers Reading Pupils 2020-2021

13th October 2020 - 8th June 2021 in Langford, Essex

Just Imagine will be running the Cheltenham Festivals East region UKS2 'Reading Teachers=Reading Pupils' book group for the 2020-2021 academic year. Reading Teachers = Reading Pupils (RTRP) is a Cheltenham Festivals programme delivered in partnership with like-minded organisations across the UK including Bradford Literature Festival, Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE), Just Imagine, Kernow Education Arts Partnership (The Writers’ Block), National Literacy Trust, Peters, Seven Stories the National Centre for Children's Books and The Reader. Set up in 2016, the…

January 2021

Online Course: Subject Matters – 3 sessions

26th January 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 23rd March 2021 @ 5:30 pm in , £75 + VAT

Subject Matters: revisiting the demands for reading in the curriculum 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 conventional 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…

February 2021

An Invitation to Dialogue: purposeful and effective talk for learning

2nd February 2021 - 5th October 2021 in ,

A series of 4 online workshops led by Nikki Gamble and David Reedy This online course is designed for schools looking to promote deeper learning through high-quality interaction in classrooms. It draws on the presenters' extensive research in diverse school settings and is informed by the compelling research literature of the past 50 years including the most recent studies and their implications. Overview: Children construct meaning not only from the interplay of what they newly encounter and what they already…

March 2021

Online Course: Word Awareness for Comprehension (5 sessions)

3rd March 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5th May 2021 @ 5:30 pm in , £120

This online course which looks at the most effective ways to enrich and develop children's language to develop their reading comprehension and support writing. 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 key words at the right time? Are you working at a deep level, or are you stuck in a rut…

April 2021

Online Course – Ear for Reading Fluency 2 sessions

20th April 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 25th May 2021 @ 5:30 pm in , £50 + VAT

An Ear for Reading: developing fluent and expressive readers across the primary school 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 which 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…