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Hooked on Books – Transforming the Teaching of Reading


Course Details

This course will explore concepts and ideas featured in Jane Considine’s bestselling book, Hooked on Books. It will include detailed explanations and example of Book Talk, a high impact alternative to guided reading.

Jane will provide guidance on how to create an effective whole school reading curriculum. She’ll also look at how you foster a ‘we love reading’ ethic alongside regular interactive reading sessions, focussing on ways to teach the mechanics of reading and the magic of the written word.

Learning Outcomes:

•Learn how to improve engagement, standards and the assessment of reading.
•Explore how to close the national divide in boys’ underachievement, target the three national weaknesses in pupils’ reading and build capacity in the structuring of ideas, analysis of text and depth of understanding.
•Sharpen teaching practice and understand how to deliberately teach the language needed to talk and write about books.
•Recognise how high utility words will enhance, deepen and strengthen pupils’ ability to talk about texts in a cohesive way...
Course Date Tue 05 Nov
Duration 10:00 - 15:30
Location Wakefield
Venue Address YPO, 41 Industrial Park, Wakefield, WF2 0XE
Target Audience Head Teachers/Deputy Heads/Assistant Heads/Teahcers/Literacy Leaders
Lunch 12:30 - 13:15
Price £129
Voucher Value £50

Course Tutor

Jane Considine
Jane is an energising and engaging consultant with a keen interest in supporting teachers on revitalising their approaches to learning and teaching. Jane’s specialism is enabling challenging concepts to come alive in the classroom and her FANTASTIC System for Writing© has been identified as a powerful tool in supporting schools with a target of improving writing.