Intervention Strategies

Teaching reading to the hard to teach or struggling students.

Overview

Intervention Strategies is a full-day workshop for support teachers, classroom teachers and school officers working with struggling readers. Whether supporting small groups or individuals, whether working in classrooms or withdrawing students, this workshop provides practical strategies and ideas to assist and accelerate learning. Although this workshop focuses on teaching reading, the presenter will make links to writing throughout the day.

Topics to be addressed in this workshop include:

  • Introduction:
    • Language acquisition and hardwiring
    • Challenges faced by struggling readers
      • Dyslexia
      • Auditory processing difficulties
      • Poor working memory
  • Overview:
    • Modelled Reading
    • Guiding the reading
  • Focused teaching approaches:
    • Guided Reading
    • Structured Reading
    • Modified Reading Recovery: for groups of 2 or 3 students
  • Decoding words:
    • Strategies for remembering
    • Cognitive strategies
    • Importance of overlearning
  • Strategies to support decoding, comprehension and fluency
  • Running Records and benchmarking
  • Formative data: Capturing, monitoring and responding to reading behaviour

Attendees of this workshop are encouraged to bring running records and reading data for discussion and cooperative learning.

Please note: this workshop includes content around specific learning difficulties, but is designed for broader groups and therefore does not focus on any one learning disability.

You will receive:

  • workshop notes
  • tea/coffee on arrival, morning tea and lunch
  • a Literacy Solutions' classroom resource

Cost

$275 + GST (Limited places are available so please register early.)
RSVP: Five (5) working days prior to workshop

Should you attend?

This workshop is suitable for Teachers of years 2-6.

Where and when?

See our workshop calendar for locations, venues and dates.