LIVE ONLINE: Reinvigorate Reading: Making the Most of Non-fiction Texts (Morning 9am-12pm)

Course date: 29th Jan 2024
A half-day online course to refresh the teaching of reading
Non-fiction texts intrigue pupils, stimulate their curiosity and deepen their appreciation of the world around them. When teachers integrate non-fiction texts into the reading diet of pupils, they teach comprehension within the other AoLEs.
£100.00 + VAT (20%)

Target Group: AoLE Leads, Primary Teachers in PS2 and PS3
This course explores how to help pupils to read non-fiction with purpose and confidence.
We will:
  • Explore the distinctive presentational and grammatical features of non-fiction texts.
  • Examine how to read and interpret non-continuous text features.
  • Discuss how to use non-fiction texts in shared and guided reading.
  • Investigate how to teach pupils to research and take notes for extended writing.
  • Consider the use of non-fiction text challenges.

Course Presenter: Stephanie Vaughan

ENGLISH AND LITERACY - Stephanie Vaughan has been working in education for over 25 years and is an experienced classroom practitioner, who understands the challenges teachers face providing a relevant and purposeful curriculum. She was, until recently, the Literacy Lead Advisor for Swansea; therefore, she has extensive experience of providing training and in-school support for primary teachers in English and whole school literacy. In addition, extensive pupil data from schools across Swansea proves that her training definitely raises standards. Stephanie Vaughan is the author of The Eight Reading Behaviours and The Reading Journey, a new and comprehensive innovative resource that teaches pupils to read with enjoyment and purpose. She has also developed many of her own literacy strategies, such as The Writing Wheel and accompanying activities that help pupils to learn the steps in the writing process. She has written detailed progression models for aspects of reading and writing that help teachers to unpick the LNF. A belief that pupils need to understand how to read and write independently underpins her work and she offers literacy lessons that are enjoyable, interactive, and skill-centred. Stephanie’s training provides teachers with practical, easily implemented, and engaging solutions to literacy problems, and she provides schools with extensive and varied resources, which, according to feedback, have proved extremely popular with teachers and pupils. Search for Courses


Zoom or teams meeting 

What Happens Next?
  • Please provide Collective Learning with the email address of the person who will be attending the training.
  • Your presenter will email a meeting invitation link to the person who is attending so that they can join her live on the day.
  • The meeting room will only be available to those who have been sent the link and will be admitted to the room on the day.
  • All resource materials will be sent electronically to the attendee after the event.
NB: The attendee may choose to attend the training from their home base if this has been approved by the school.