Where:  Online using Zoom

Date: 13th, 20th, 27thOctober

Time: 4.00 – 5.00pm

Cost: $90 + GST

Do you find yourself wondering what else you need to be doing to get your students to deepen their understanding and response to reading? 

Teaching comprehension strategies are a means to an end. Not an end in themselves. Teaching comprehension strategies is not enough.  We need to teach our students to take the written word and construct meaning based on their own thoughts, knowledge and experiences.  When a reader understands a text at a deep and meaningful level, they think, they feel, they react and they respond authentically.

A Reader’s Notebook is an integral part of a reading workshop.  It is a place that students can deepen their ability to think, and write about their reading.  It is a place that students can authentically respond to how a text has made them think, feel, react and or respond.  Reader’s Notebooks reflect the reader and should be individualised to show this.


In this online workshop, we will:

  • Look at why teaching our students to connect to their thinking, feelings and reactions when reading is critical for a deeper level of comprehension.
  • Explore what ‘Reader’s Notebooks’ are, and how they can be used by the reader as a place to authentically respond.
  • Work through some practical ideas and strategies that you could use with your students to enhance your use of reader’s notebooks.

Session 1: Authentic Response (13th September)

What is next after comprehension strategies?

How can you teach your students, to think at a deeper level, by connecting to their authentic response?

Session 2:Reader’s Notebooks – Set Up (20th September)

What is the purpose of a reader’s notebook and what can you do to encourage student ownership and voice?

Session 3:  Reader’s Notebook – Practical Ideas (27th September)

Practical ideas and examples of the different ways you can respond authentically in a reader’s notebook.

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