Observing Readers and Supporting Rapid Pupil Progress
DateTue, 18th June, 2019
Time9:30 am - 3:30 pm
LocationSt William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
For teachers/Literacy Leads/Senior Management Team.
This course uses a toolkit to focus on four key areas of reading across the Primary School and into Year 7:
• Decoding and fluency
• Strategies used in the moment of reading to build basic meaning
• Strategies used to answer questions after a text
• Pupil perspectives about reading
The toolkit can be used by all adults in school to sample individual readers and build a clearer view of the reading strategies used and perhaps ignored. In many schools, each adult has used the toolkit with three pupils and a large sample of 40-50 readers has been quickly and easily collected and analysed.
The process of using a toolkit sensitises adults to the types of difficulties some pupils experience. It also highlights the different ways highly effective readers engage with text compared to readers who struggle. It provides outstanding formative feedback for pupils and as a result improves metacognition. The day provides an opportunity for participants to uses the toolkit work with a range of children at the training school.
£160.00 for 1 and £300 for 2 places
Course name:Observing Readers and Supporting Rapid Pupil Progress
Date:Tue, 18th June, 2019
Time:9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Location:St William’s Primary School, William’s Loke, Norwich
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Tony Whatmuff worked as a class teacher and Deputy Head in schools in Merseyside, London and Leicester for 20 years. For the last 10 years he has been involved in school improvement and teacher training. Tony is the National Trainer for Inference Training –improving reading comprehension in Primary and Secondary schools, based on the work of Nicola Yuill, Jane Oakhill and Kate Cain. There are 75 accredited inference trainers across the country and Tony works with the Institute of Education to coordinate training and support.
Inference training was highly praised in Professor Brooks’ 2013 publications What works for children and young people with literacy difficulties? Inference training is also one of the seven “Closing the Gap” interventions currently being evaluated in a national study funded by the Education Endowment Fund and organised by the National College.