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:: Guided reading at Key Stage 1: developing fluent readers ::
"The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils read easily, fluently and with good understanding." (DfE 2014) Supporting you in delivering effective guided reading to pre-fluent readers, this course will help you to scaffold reading skills from the early use of systematic synthetic phonics in decoding text, through to fluent decoding. The approaches are particularly useful for those struggling with learning long vowel phonemes ('Letters and Sounds' Phase 5). The session will develop your understanding of the core elements of guided reading, particularly focusing on text selection, matching texts to reading strategies and ensuring challenge at the appropriate level. Application of phonics will be exemplified through the teaching of reading strategies at several ability levels up to Year 2 age related expectations.
Please note that this course is not suitable to delegates who have previously attended 'Progression in guided reading: getting children ready for Level 3'.
The aims of this course are to:
  • explore the revised expectations for reading within the National Curriculum
  • explore examples of systematic synthetic phonic application in guided reading practice at a range of ability levels
  • review the principles of effective guided reading
  • further your understanding of pitch, pace and progression in text reading
  • support you in addressing the practicalities of working guided reading into a busy classroom schedule
Suitable for:
  • Classroom Teachers
  • Early Career Teachers
Price £75 (£85)
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