Struggling Readers and Writers

Teaching for assured success as students’ transition from the known to the unknown is the theme of this workshop.


Success in literacy is paramount to all other learning and struggles in literacy can underpin future challenges at school and beyond.

Many students find themselves on intervention and support programs at some stage of their learning. However, early detection may prevent longer term difficulties in literacy. This workshop focuses on detecting the problems encountered by struggling students and providing strategies for prevention or intervention.

The ability to transfer knowledge from one situation to another may be difficult, and for many struggling students, the ability to generalise problem solving strategies does not occur easily. An understanding of reciprocity must be explicitly clear to students in order to develop independence and self monitoring. Promoting transference, generalisation and reciprocity will be addressed.

You will:

  • gain insights in using diagnostic tools to identify specific needs
  • gain an understanding of suggested teaching sequences
  • see examples of explicit teaching of specific skills or knowledges
  • learn ways to scaffold students as they extend their literacy knowledge.

Course outline

This workshop focuses on the range of skills and knowledges required by learners to succeed across reading & writing. We will address the key areas:

  • oral language
  • phonemic awareness
  • vocabulary extension and word knowledge
  • reading fluency
  • comprehension
  • problem solving strategies for reading/writing

You will receive:

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


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

Should you attend?

This workshop is suitable for Teachers, Support Teachers and Teachers' Aides in years 2 to 6.

Where and when?

See our workshop calendar for locations, venues and dates.