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Teaching Reading in KS2 CPD

01 Oct 2024 - 29 Apr 2025




Education Endowment Foundation (EEF) guidance for Key Stage 2 reports extensive evidence to show that explicit teaching of comprehension improves literacy.

This CPD provides a detailed understanding of reading comprehension, the case for reading enjoyment and strategies to improve reading comprehension.

What will I learn?

  • Explore practical and creative approaches to develop pupils' comprehension strategies in the classroom
    The key to great comprehension teaching is an exciting range of high-quality books for pupils to engage with. As well as classroom strategies, participants will look at a range of extracts from picture and chapter books.
  • Explore inference as the key to great readers
    We know inference is vital to comprehension and that this is represented in the domain and test at Key Stage 2. Deepen your understanding and skill in teaching the different types of inference including coherence and interrogative inference.
  • Develop an action plan with strategies learned from research/develop tools and resources for effective whole school practice
    We provide the content, structure and methodology for participants to produce an action research project, exploring and addressing the issues identified in their school with the aim of developing effective reading comprehension.
  • Create an environment of collaborative study, professional dialogue and critical reflection through joint practice development
    Participants learn from each other, share practice and examine different approaches and challenges. We encourage the group to take what they have learned back into their schools and trial approaches to see what works best for them.

Costing and attendance

The training takes place online, with breaks scheduled in:

Day 1: Tuesday 1 October 2024:

  • Session one: 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Session two: 12.30 - 14.30

Day 2: Tuesday 29 April 2025:

  • Session one: 9.30am - 11.30am
  • Session two: 12.30 - 14.30

Sessions will not be recorded.

The cost of attendance is £280.00, and £220.00 per additional colleague. National Literacy Trust premium members receive a £50 discount per booking. Attendance includes a year's membership of the National Literacy Trust for schools that don't already have it.

Book your place using the form below. If you have any questions, please contact Ruth King:

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