- The Reading Process Overview
- Independent Reading
- Reading Assessment
What did you think of the presenters/presentation?
- Great presenters! Clearly very knowledgeable and passionate about literacy and reading!
- Great to hear that you take classes as practising teachers. Both animated and genuinely interested and experienced in the topic, providing many hands-on ways to implement ideas in the classroom. Thank you for incorporating high school examples where possible.
- Both have different styles, but enjoyed both. Was good hearing stories of own experiences.
- Absolutely loved today! I learned so much and felt engaged throughout! I feel I have gained so
much knowledge and canʼt wait to implement these strategies in my class!
- Wonderful information that I can really use in my classroom. Excellent knowledge and
enthusiasm of presenters.
- Well organised, informative, helpful, information for practical use. Good humour.
- Delivery was informative/ also memories created.
- Both presenters were highly energetic and engaging throughout the day. A very positive
- Both awesome.
- Fantastic presenters!
- Passion showed! Both women demonstrated that they are both current, research based and
passionate about improving learning outcomes for ALL students. Clear, concise, animated ...
- Highly knowledgeable. Real life examples are great.
What were some key learnings?
- Myself as an enabling adult. System of strategic actions. The use of cues to make meaning. The four reader resources will always be relevant. The importance of student surveys/input and reading conferences.
- The importance of providing students with the opportunity to familiarise themselves with texts
rather than giving students a new reader each night. Shift the gap and thinking of and
between readers. Myself as an enabling adult. The importance of student conferences and
- The importance of meeting with students and sharing about their learning/reading.
- The key insights I have are: What makes a ʻgoodʼ reader and how this can be achieved.
Understanding what a ʻjust rightʼ book/text is.
- The key aspects of what contributes to successful reading i.e. codebreaking, prior knowledge
(the Big 6, Sheena Cameron etc). The concept of reading conferences - new to me, but gives
a helpful guide when I meet with individual students.
- The different strategies ti implement in classrooms. I really like the book box for each student.
- Practical strategies that can easily be incorporated into everyday practice. How important
reading really is and what impact it has on all aspects of learning. The book box, how it can
be used in diverse ways.
- Excellent information to support reading conferences. Motivation to revise my reading
resources in my classroom. Excellent PD reading for the holidays.
- More about assessments that can further inform teaching. Independent reading and the
impact of personal reading boxes. Importance of a thorough class library with a wide variety
- All very informative - valued comprehension topics. The form of delivery was excellent - by
- The value of engaging students in independent reading, using a class library, as well as
encouraging students to complete a reading survey at the start of the year.
- The importance of a class library and what to include.
- Systems of strategic actions (within, about, beyond text). Surveying students to find out how
they see themselves as readers. Mini-lessons.
- Importance of independent reading and ensuring its accountable. Validation of how important
a classroom library is (and research shows it). The ʻlighthouseʼ key issues to help young
teachers who feel ʻoverwhelmedʼ by just how many ideas/programs are out there. Enjoyed
the research the most, will use it.
- The Big 6. Sheena Cameron - ʻReading Comprehensionʼ. The Four Reader Resources. The
six elements of effective reading instruction. Teacher - student conferences.