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April 2020

Webinar: Visualisation: It’s not just drawing pictures

April 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

Free Webinar 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. Registration https://event.webinarjam.com/register/22/pyq05fk

Webinar: The Reading Journey

April 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in ,

Free Webinar 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 a 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. Registration: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/37/9v498cgq  

May 2020

Webinar: An Ear for Reading

May 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

Free Webinar An Ear for Reading: integrating auditory strategies in our sequences. We integrate auditory approaches into the Take One Book scheme. In this webinar, we will explain what we mean by 'an ear for reading' and show some examples from KS1 & KS2 to show progression. Registration https://event.webinarjam.com/register/23/ml0p4i6  

Webinar: Reading Gladiators

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in ,

Free Webinar Reading Gladiators - find out about our award-winning scheme for higher attaining readers. We are now recruiting for 2020-2021. 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. Registration: https://event.webinarjam.com/register/36/3v46nclp  

Webinar: Better Think Alouds

May 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

Free Webinar 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. Registration https://event.webinarjam.com/register/24/6v269c5l

Webinar: Book Club, Ghost Boys

May 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm in ,

Free Webinar: 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 it along to our virtual book chat. Registration:  https://event.webinarjam.com/register/38/0vn67c87

Webinar: Small Group Work

May 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm in ,

Free Webinar 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. Registration https://event.webinarjam.com/register/25/xyx5kfmm

June 2020

Webinar: The Read Aloud Challenge

June 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

How often do you read aloud to your class? Reading a class novel is hugely beneficial but there's more to discover about reading aloud.

This webinar looks at the benefits of reading aloud to your class and presents some strategies for building into your daily routines. We have some tips to share from poet Joseph Coelho and storyteller Mike Dodsworth. And we will be sharing some of our top read-aloud stories of the year.

Webinar: Teaching With Wordless Picturebooks

June 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

Wordless books are not entirely wordless, but they are mainly visual. In this webinar we will be looking at the range and affordable of the wordless text. We'll be looking at some of the titles we have chosen for our various teaching resources covering early years to year 6. and we'll be suggesting a few teaching approaches for you to try our in your classrooms.

Webinar: Reading In History

June 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

What does it mean to read like a historian in the primary school? In this session, we outline some approaches for developing disciplinary reading using the texts from our Take One Book resource. The session is open to primary educators.

Webinar Teaching with Fairy Tales

June 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

Step into the forest and discover some great ways to teach with fairy tales. This session looks at using fairy tales with all ages from 4 - 11 years. We'll be looking at traditional stories, film, advertising and popular culture.

July 2020

Webinar: The dilemma of Dahl: to ditch or defend?

July 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm in ,

Whether you love teaching Dahl, think it's time to move on, or feel uneasy about the depiction of his characters, there will be plenty to think about in this webinar with Dahl specialist, Dr Ann Alston. Perhaps it's time to rethink our teaching? Dr Ann Alston is Senior Lecturer in Children's Literature at The University of the West of England, Bristol. She has published The Family in English Children's Literature (Routledge, 2008) and has co-edited and contributed to Roald Dahl: A Casebook (PalgraveMacmillan, 2012). More recently,…