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Course Description

The NSW Government recently announced that every single student would have to meet minimum standards in both literacy and numeracy in order to receive a Higher School Certificate from 2020. Clearly, the State Government has come to recognise something that teachers have known for far too long — namely, some students are entering Stage Six without first gaining basic skills in reading and writing. Without these foundational skills, these students are less likely to achieve success in the HSC. Worse yet, they are less likely to flourish in the post-schooling world.

As such, this course aims to help teachers in NSW develop a range of strategies so that they can help their students become expert readers. Specifically, teachers will learn how to integrate pre-reading, during reading and post-reading activities into their lessons.


For secondary teachers, who are working with students between the ages of 15 and 17.

While the course has a 'NSW flair', all teachers would find it beneficial. 

Do you teach in NSW? If so, this is relevant to you:

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit for more details.


Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 1: What Does a Good Reader Look Like?

    • Introduction - What Does a Good Reader Look Like?

    • Task: Reflect on Your Professional Context

    • Defining Decoding

    • Task: Defining and Decoding

    • Defining Vocabulary

    • Task: Reflect on your Students' Vocabulary

    • Defining Fluency

    • Task: Defining Fluency - Reflection

    • Defining Comprehension

    • Task: Defining Comprehension - Reflection

  • 2

    Module 2: How Does One Become a Good Reader?

    • Improving Decoding

    • Task: Improving Decoding - Reflection

    • Improving Vocabulary

    • Task: Improving Vocabulary

    • Improving Fluency

    • Task: Improving Fluency

    • Improving Comprehension

  • 3

    Module 3: Strategies to Use Before Reading

    • Using Text Structures

    • Task: Text Structures

    • Using Anticipation Guides

    • Task: Create Anticipation Guide

    • Using KWL Charts

    • Task: KWL & KWHL Charts

    • Using Knowledge Rating Scales

    • Task: Create your own Knowledge Ratings

  • 4

    Module 4: Strategies to Use During Reading

    • Using Think-Alouds

    • Task: Using Think-Alouds

    • Using Text Coding

    • Task: Text Coding

    • Using Re-Reading Strategies

    • Task: Re-Reading Strategies

    • Using it Says - I Say

    • Task: It says I say

  • 5

    Module 5: Strategies to Use After Reading

    • Using Scales

    • Task - Continuum Scale

    • Using Graphic Organisers

    • Task - Graphic Organiser

    • Using Think Pair Shares

    • Task - Think Pair Shares

    • Using Praise

    • Task - Final Reflection

  • 6

    Course Feedback

    • Course Feedback

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