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Effective Guided Reading at KS1



Thursday 28th November 2019  9.15am - 12.30pm



The Aureus Secondary School Building, Candytuft Way, Harwell, Didcot OX11 6FF



Effective Guided Reading Across KS1

Many teachers use guided reading to teach and develop reading in their KS1 classes but how can we ensure that guided reading is used effectively as a teaching tool to develop, secure and embed readers’ key skills and strategies towards independent application?

    The course will:

    • develop an understanding of the strategies and skills needed for pupils to understand and enjoy their reading
    • consider the range of models for guided reading and how they can be used effectively to meet learners’ needs across KS1
    • offer ways to use guided reading as a context to develop pupils’ application of phonics
    • look at the use of quality, focused questioning in guided reading
    • explore the development of meaningful discussion within KS1 guided reading sessions
    • provide practical ideas and resources for use back in school
    • Trainer

      Susie Spolander is an experienced primary school teacher and English consultant whose practice includes classroom teaching and senior leadership across the key stages; English consultancy throughout the primary sector; and writing, developing and leading training events and projects in a range of areas to address current educational priorities. For this work, she has been awarded the Gold Quality Mark for Professional Development by the London Institute of Education. Susie also holds the Every Child Counts trainer accreditation from Edge Hill University and the Inference Training accreditation from Leicester City Council. Throughout her career, Susie has enjoyed leading on a number of action-research projects, focused on developing specific areas of English, such as spoken language, writing for more able pupils, phonics and GPS. Susie is passionate about finding innovative ways to inspire teachers and engage learners, so works alongside school leaders, class teachers and support staff to support school development through a range of training, leadership and classroom-based approaches. 

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