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Guided Reading: SharpReading ONLiNE Courses

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 primary (and junior secondary) classrooms.

Who are these courses for?
We cater for the beginning teacher looking for simple routines to help them get started, experienced teachers looking for better results, Literacy Support Teachers looking for ways they can support struggling teachers and Literacy Leaders and Principals looking for something that can easily be implemented school wide to bring consistency and success into the teaching of reading. 

COST per ONLiNE Course:  NZ $99  (NZ GST is added for NZ customers)                                                  
 NB: The Struggling Older Reader NZ $139 (includes $80 resources)

Each ONLiNE course is purchased as a 1 User Licence (everyone must have their own login) and access is for 12 months. Get instant access via credit card payment, or scroll down for 'Pay on Invoice'.

Guided Reading for the Junior Classroom

SharpReading Stages 1&2 ONLiNE Course
'Getting Guided Reading right for the Beginning Decoder'

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.  

CLICK HERE for more information and a PREVIEW of Stages 1&2 ONLiNE 
(See what the ONLiNE training actually looks like)

Guided Reading for Comprehension

SharpReading Stage 3 ONLiNE Course
'A Systematic Approach to Comprehension Instruction'
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 simple no hassle programme that will engage and empower your students as the dig into text.
 
CLICK HERE for more information and a PREVIEW of Stage 3 ONLiNE
(See what the ONLiNE training actually looks like)

Guided Reading for Critical Thinking

SharpReading Stages 4&5 ONLiNE Course
The idea behind our developmental progression is to develop mastery at one level before embarking on the next level of difficulty.  
STAGE 4 adds four of the most important comprehension strategies to our '5 Step' reading routine,  taking the student deeper into each sentence and allowing them to interpret and clarify with more cognitive awareness.
STAGE 5 builds on the '5 Step' routine to get the students analysing text as the reader is reading - fiction and non-fiction.
STAGE 6 develops the ability to evaluate text as the reader is reading.

CLICK HERE for more information about Stages 4-6 ONLiNE 

The Struggling Older Reader ONLiNE 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.

CLICK HERE for more information and a Struggling Older Reader ONLiNE Preview

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.
CLICK HERE for more information about SharpReading Trainer ONLiNE

SharpPhonics ONLiNE Course

This is the result of a collaboration with Yolanda Soryl Literacy. We have taken Yolanda’s Phonics Stage 2 (initial sounds) and Stage 4 (CVC words) and combined them with our step by step, 'simple' approach to training. Perfect 15 minute routines for junior teachers and teachers with little or no experience with phonics.

CLICK HERE for more information and a PREVIEW of SharpPhonics ONLiNE


ONLiNE Courses

WHAT DO I GET?

Each course follows the following design
*  Eight units of work
Each unit is 25 minutes of screen time then classroom practice
*  READ - Clear explanations of each learning goal
*  WATCH - Video modelling of the teaching routines
*  HAVE A GO - Classroom practice of what you have learnt
*  COME BACK and REVIEW

*  FAQs and variables
*  Downloadable 50 page Course Book (easy reference)
*  RESOURCES - Teacher Scripts, planning templates, teaching charts, learning outcomes...everything you need to make this work in your classroom.

Each ONLiNE course is purchased as a 1 User Licence (12 months access via internet)
Get instant access via credit card payment or Pay on Invoice.

Pay on Invoice Option

Don't have access to a school credit card or wish to purchase bulk licences for your school? Enter the details for each teacher and SEND. We will email you an invoice and instructions for accessing the SharpReading course.

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Add a Start-Up Webinar or Workshop

"The hardest part is making a start" 
We have found that the best way to get started is to commit yourself to an event, and we offer two options, a Start-Up Webinar OR a Start-Up Workshop. 

Start-Up Webinar PLUS ONLiNE Course

Get your training off to a flying start with an introductory webinar (an online workshop).
We have set aside Week 3 of Term 4 as a WEBINAR WEEK. Registrations will be available shortly.

COST:  $155 + GST NZD   (ONLiNE Course PLUS Webinar)                        
 NB: The Struggling Older Reader $195 + GST (includes $80 resources)

Start-Up Workshop PLUS ONLiNE Course

Get your training off to a flying start with an introductory Workshop (face-to-face). Each term we schedule a round of public workshops in many locations around NZ. Currently we are limited to offering these start-up workshops in NZ only.  

COST:  $195 + GST NZD   (ONLiNE Course PLUS Workshop)  
NB: The Struggling Older Reader $235 + GST (includes $80 resources)  

NZ Workshops for Term 4, 2020

Traditionally Term 4 is not a great time for workshops. We may be adding to this list if the need becomes apparent.

Click on the links for more information and to register.

CHRISTCHURCH   19-23 Oct

Contact us to organise your own workshop in your school.

The benefits of a Start-Up Workshops

* A day away from the classroom where you can clear your head and focus on your new learning
* Face-to-face interaction with the creators of SharpReading
* Ask your questions to get clarity
* Be included in the modelling of the routines - know what it feels like for the learner
* Practice the routines - get a feel for the teacher role
* Interact with other teachers in training
* A very motivating start to your ONLiNE Course.

SharpReading ONLiNE Courses

All aspects of reading instruction come as courses that can be accessed via the internet. Typically each course follows a similar design which includes

  • Eight units of work 
  • Clear instructions about the content
  • Video models of the teaching
  • Clearly defined observation tasks that help you unpack the routines
  • A systematic unit design - READ, WATCH, Go away and HAVE A GO, Come back and REVIEW
  • FAQs and variables
  • A downloadable 50 page Course Book for at-your-fingertips reference in the classroom
  • Samples of text for your initial teaching, teacher Scripts for routines, planning templates, teaching charts, learning outcomes...everything you need to make this work in your classroom.

Each ONLiNE course is purchased as a 1 User Licence (everyone must have their own login) and access is for 12 months. Get instant access via credit card payment or Pay on Invoice.

COST per ONLiNE Course:  $99 + GST NZD                                                
 NB: The Struggling Older Reader $139 +GST NZD (includes $80 resources)

Whole School SharpReading Training

Become a SharpReading school. This is our specialty ... embedding a consistent teaching model across a school and overseeing the implementation to make sure it gets the results.  Whole school implementation includes

  • Face-to-face workshops (Teacher Only Days) to ensure buy-in from all teachers
  • Clear guidelines and follow up of the ongoing course online training
  • A suggested minimum of two follow-up visits to the school where every teacher gets individualised 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.

CONTACT US for a quote to suit your school size and your budget.

 

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