Audience: This course is aimed at secondary teachers, who are working with students between the ages of 15 and 17.
While it has a NSW flair, teachers around the country would find it beneficial.
The NSW Government recently announced that every single student would have to meet minimum standards in both literacy and numeracy in order to receive a Higher School Certificate from 2020. Clearly, the State Government has come to recognise something that teachers have known for far too long — namely, some students are entering Stage Six without first gaining basic skills in reading and writing. Without these foundational skills, these students are less likely to achieve success in the HSC. Worse yet, they are less likely to flourish in the post-schooling world.
As such, this course aims to help teachers in NSW develop a range of strategies so that they can help their students become expert readers. Specifically, teachers will learn how to integrate pre-reading, during reading and post-reading activities into their lessons.
- Introduction - What Does a Good Reader Look Like?
- Task: Reflect on Your Professional Context
- Defining Decoding
- Task: Defining and Decoding
- Defining Vocabulary
- Task: Reflect on your Students' Vocabulary
- Defining Fluency
- Task: Defining Fluency - Reflection
- Defining Comprehension
- Task: Defining Comprehension - Reflection
About the instructor
Sally Johnstone is a secondary history teacher, who has spent the last five years working with students in Stage Six. She is interested in creating dynamic lessons that cater for the diverse range of students in her classes.