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Course Description

Based on the best-selling book of the same name, Practical Reading Strategies explores six research-based strategies for engaging students in reading and improving their reading skills: 

  • Making Connections
  • Visualising
  • Questioning
  • Inferring
  • Summarising
  • Synthesising

The book was developed as a result of a Department of Education and Training funded Community of Practice which studied what happens 'behind the eyes' of good readers.

This course includes a detailed discussion of all six strategies plus examples of classroom activities which are suitable in any subject area where students are required to read.

Target Audience

Secondary school teachers and leaders in any faculty who are looking to improve reading outcomes for their students.

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$1250 + GST - Team Enrolment

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Course curriculum

  • 1


    • 1. Introduction and Background to the Strategies v2

    • Reflection Questions

  • 2


    • The Six Reading Strategies and Example Activities - Part 1

    • Reflection Questions

    • The Six Reading Strategies and Example Activities - Part 2

    • Reflection Questions - Part 2

  • 3

    Implementing the Strategies

    • 3. Using The Strategies Across The Curriculum v2

    • Reflection Question

  • 4

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Leon Furze

Leon Furze

Leon Furze is an experienced educator, consultant and educational writer. He is the author of numerous English textbooks and study guides. In his book, Practical Reading Strategies, Leon provides professional learning and strategic planning for the English curriculum, leads teams, and manages change in schools.

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