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Developing Reading in EYFS

Online [Via Zoom] | Tuesday 12th January 2021

** Important note ** If you book fewer than 7 days in advance of this course OR you do not receive the pre-course information a week in advance, please email to ensure you can access the pre-course material.

Please email to register for 2024/25 programme

Course Details

This course will support teachers in reviewing their subject knowledge and developing their pedagogy in order to deliver effective group and whole class reading routinely. Structured group reading is examined in the broader context of developing reading opportunities and a literate environment in early years settings. We will also look at the importance of the adult and early speaking and listening. The course will ensure that teachers understand how best to apply and develop phonic knowledge at the same time as developing other strategies and teaching good comprehension. There will be opportunities to observe and analyse lessons. Throughout the day, delegates will think carefully about the importance of developing a love of reading in young children and how to support this through a literacy rich environment.

The course will include:

An introduction to the importance of reading and the different models for teaching reading
Discussion around pre-reading skills and be- ginning reading in EYFS
An overview of what group reading can look like within Nursery and Reception
Ideas on how to develop questioning and comprehension
Discussion around the importance of reading aloud to children and how to read aloud effectively
Opportunities to discuss and analyse lesson examples and filmed lessons
Ideas on how to plan for the highest attainers, as well as EAL learners

What you can take home:

Example planning for a reading session in EYFS
Core book lists
Scaffolds and support cards to use with your children to support reading development

This course will take place on Zoom and will be 2 hours. Modules for self-study will be sent prior to this session.