Raising standards for reluctant readers from Key Stage One to Key Stage Two

Birmingham: Thursday, 7 November 2019
Central London: Thursday, 14 November 2019
Trainer: Abigail Steel
Price: £199 +VAT

Why Join?

How do you turn even the most reluctant pupil into a confident and engaged reader? During this one-day course, reading expert Abigail Steel will explain how, providing you with the skills and understanding to improve your whole school reading provision for lower attainers in Key Stage One and Two.

  • Upskill your subject knowledge to better understand the technical and psychological processes behind learning to read and becoming a reader
  • Take away a comprehensive toolkit full of practical resources for auditing, planning, teaching and tracking reading provision for reluctant readers
  • Discover practical strategies to embed a real life-long love for reading for all

Workshop fee: £199 + VAT 

Bring a colleague for £50 + VAT! Register for two or more places and pay £50 + VAT for the extra places.





10:00am  Registration and coffee

10:15am Can’t read, won’t read

  •  Why won’t some children read?
  •  Why can’t some children read?
  • Practical activities to upskill your subject knowledge

11:15am Morning coffee

11:30am Making reading easier for reluctant readers

  •  How can we better teach the technical skills of reading?
  •  How can we utilise manageable differentiation?
  • Practical activities to make reading more accessible 

12:30pm Lunch

1:30pm  Making reading fun for reluctant readers

  •  How can we embed a life-long love of reading?
  •  How can we ‘hit the spot’ for every reader?
  • Practical activities to hook and engage readers

2:30pm Afternoon coffee

2:45pm Your reluctant readers toolkit

  •  Subject knowledge quiz
  •  Pupil profiling and tracking
  • Reluctant readers school audit and action planner

3:45pm Review and reflect

4:00pm Course ends

About the speaker

Abigail Steel

Abigail has been a qualified Primary teacher since 2003 and an independent education consultant and author since 2011. She has written literacy programmes such as Treasure House and Letterland Spelling Stations and is the series editor of Rising Stars’ Rocket Phonics.


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