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October 2020

Webinar: Cover the Science Curriculum with Stories

October 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm in ,

This free mini CPD session focuses on the use of stories to support the teaching of science concepts and knowledge from Early Years to Year 6. We'll be sharing some great books and ideas for working with them.

Online Course: Word Awareness for Comprehension (5 sessions)

8th October 2020 - 11th February 2021 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…

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…

November 2020

Online Course: Teaching Reading at KS2 (9 sessions)

3rd November 2020 - 4th May 2021 in , £200 + VAT

This online course is based on our face-to-face training but adapted for online delivery. This course is devised and delivered by Nikki Gamble, co-author of Guiding Readers: layers of meaning (winner of the UKLA Academic Book of the Year Award 2016) and Exploring Children's Literature (4th edition, 2019). The course is delivered by Nikki Gamble and Just Imagine consultants. How do you ensure that children are active learners and are both emotionally and cognitively engaged in their learning? How does…

Online Course: Teaching Reading at KS1 (9 sessions)

10th November 2020 - 11th May 2021 in ,

This online course is based on our face-to-face training but adapted for online delivery. The course is delivered by Sam Keeley and Just Imagine consultants. How do you ensure that children are active learners and are both emotionally and cognitively engaged in their learning? How does research inform your choices in teaching reading? Are you introducing pupils to high-quality texts that broaden children’s reading interests and provoke curiosity? Is there a balance between teaching reading skills and developing deeper understanding…

January 2021

Online Course: Subject Matters – Disciplinary Reading in the Primary Curriculum

26th January 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 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…

April 2021

Online Course – Ear for Reading Fluency

20th April 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 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…