Training for a Quality Reading Program

Our Courses - in brief

Details on Each Training Course

Our SharpReading teacher training in Guided Reading provides you with easily accessible, at your own pace learning of some very powerful guided reading routines across all the range of needs in your classrooms. Each course will provide participants with a course book and full access to the relevant online material (video, plans, templates).

Teaching Reading to the Beginner Reader

SharpReading Stages 1&2 ONLiNE Course
The first 2 stages of our developmental progression provide you with teaching and guided practice routines to establish decoding fluency in your readers. Ideal for beginning readers or older readers who still need decoding support. Creates the necessary foundation for developing comprehension strategies.

Teaching Reading Comprehension

SharpReading Stage 3 ONLiNE Course
The beginning point for readers who have some decoding fluency and who now have the head space to concentrate on strategies to 'Construct Meaning'. Simple guided reading routines provide you with a no hassle programme that will engage and empower your students as they dig into text.

Teaching Reading for Critical Thinking

SharpReading Stages 4-5 ONLiNE Course
STAGE 4 adds four of the most important comprehension strategies to our '5 Step' reading routine, taking the student deeper into their thinking. STAGE 5 builds student analysis of fiction and non-fiction by giving them some simple structures to hold onto important information.

"I've been teaching for 30 years and I'm a literacy specialist and yet I have learned a lot today".

Annamarie, Principal, Rotorua.

Specialty Courses

Helping the Struggling Older Reader Course

Our 'SevenPlus' intervention and a transition back into guided reading
Every middle and upper primary school classroom has them...those students who get stuck on decoding at around the 7-8 year reading level. We show you how to get them over the decoding hump with 'SevenPlus',  a 8-10 week intervention, followed by 'The 5 Bits', a very important transition back into a normal guided reading routine.

Get Started with Teaching Phonics Course

This is the result of a collaboration with Yolanda Soryl Literacy. We have taken Yolanda’s Phonics Stage 2 (initial 29 sounds; a-z, ch, sh, th) and Stage 4 (CVC words: cat, hen, pig...) and combined them with our step by step, scripted approach to training. Together we have generated a very structured 15 minute routine for junior teachers and teachers with little or no experience with phonics.

Training for Teacher Aides Course

Certificated Course for Teacher Aides and Support Personnel

This course is taught in a workshop or webinar and is designed for any individual that works with primary school students either 1 on 1 or in small groups.  The course is highly focused on the structured practice of guided reading and will arm the support teacher with reading routines for beginner readers as well as reading for comprehension (approx reading ages of 5 - 10).  We will also look at some useful behaviour management techniques and data collection for these situations and discuss good ways to support students that have got behind or have put up barriers to learning.

SharpReading Trainer ONLiNE Course

In-School SharpReading Trainers / Coaches
Learning how to support teachers in their classrooms without upsetting collegial relationships takes care and transparent processes. We will equip SharpReading ‘champions’ within the school with the tools and systems to guide and support teachers who are using SharpReading. Using our observation and feedback model, Trainers learn to analyse lessons with our indicators of successful implementation and collate and summarise data for team or whole school reports.

"We've put our whole school through the online training and found it very easy to follow".

Principal, Rolleston.

Register for a Webinar or Workshop

Click the link to be taken to the Webinar and Workshops page where you will find the upcoming places and dates where workshops will be and the dates of the webinars. 

Take Me To The Workshop and Webinar Registrations Page.

The benefits of a Start-Up Workshops

* Away from the classroom where you can focus on your new learning
* Face-to-face interaction with the creators of SharpReading
* Ask your questions to get clarity
* Interactive modelling of the routines - know what it feels like for the learner
* Practice the routines - get a feel for the teacher role
* Meet other teachers in training
* A very motivating start to your ongoing learning

Organise a workshop in your own school

Have us embed a consistent teaching model across the school to make sure you gets the results.  
Contact us
 to organise your own workshop in your school.

  • Ensure buy-in from all teachers
  • Clear guidelines and follow up of the ongoing training
  • Every teacher gets individualized support in their classroom
  • Identification and training of SharpReading 'champions' within the school who become accredited trainers and take over the training support of staff to ensure the SharpReading approach maintains its integrity and longevity.

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