Support Students With Easy to Follow Routines and Techniques

Success occurs because you know what to do and how to do it.

Working with students who have got behind or struggle with learning to read requires robust techniques, a hands on approach and lots of patience. This course gives you specific direction on WHAT to teach for varying levels of ability and HOW to teach and meet the needs of your individuals or small groups of students. (Reading ages between 5-10)

We will guide you through a routine for beginner readers as well as for reading comprehension so you can decide which one you will master using our online course material. The course also includes how to assess as well as keeping students focused using well crafted prompt-praise statements.

You will come away from this workshop / webinar with a coursebook, access to online support for 12 months and routines and skills that are the culmination of our 30 years of teaching and training experience.  If you complete the online course you will also be sent your own personalized certificate in recognition of your study of this high quality course.

"I didn't expect to learn so much in just one day."

New Plymouth Workshop - 2021

This Webinar or Workshop will Give You...

Clear, Concise Step-by-Step Learning

We explain the new learning, provide video models of what it looks like, guide you through some practices and send you off with teacher scripts to immediately get started with your students.

This is powerful professional learning that has been trialled to ensure success for teacher aides and their students.

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At-Your-Own-Pace Flexibility

This face to face WORKSHOP | WEBINAR will immerse you quickly in our approach to Junior Reading and Reading for Comprehension and sling shot you through the initial units of the online courses.  At the completion of the face to face training you will be given 12 months access to one of the online courses. (either Reading for Beginning Readers or Reading for Comprehension).

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Everything is in the Coursebook

  • Teaching Scripts support your delivery of the routines. 
  • Templates for data collection are provided and downloadable.
  • Do and Don't Behaviour Management Lists
  • Reading Routines designed to work with any levelled text.
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Expert Video Samples of the Teaching

You can easily imagine yourself teaching as we show you what to do with real classroom footage. Subtitles and important notes make it very easy for you to process and adopt our structured routines.

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A Learning Pathway for your Students

We give you specific guidelines for what you should teach and what comes next using any levelled book system. Quickly identify where each of your students fit and where they should go next using our school-wide Developmental Progression and Scope and Sequence. 

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"This has revolutionised my lessons. The kids are calm, settled and focussed. They love the routine because they know exactly what is going to happen on each page."

Stephanie, Year 1 teacher.

Become Super Confident With Your Students

We want you to feel confident about your teaching so we have combined management training, data collection and clear guidance on how to deliver reading lessons.

Armed with this combination of  skills you will be able to settle your students faster and get them reading more successfully because you will know what to do, what to expect and how to react. 

Your confidence will grow with our simple, highly predictable reading routines. This means that for every page of text that your readers encounter, you and your students will know exactly what to do, what to say and how to address any reading challenges.

You and your students will experience SUCCESS ... which breeds confidence, excitement and the want to learn and do more.

What is the Registration Process?

At present this is not an online course so you have to decide whether to do a Workshop or a Webinar.

First decide on a Webinar or a Workshop.

Webinar and Workshop content for the "Teacher Aides Course" is the same. The coursebooks are the same and you are given access to the same free resources and materials.  The workshops and webinars are interactive with the same expected outcome - for you to be able to teach straight with our reading routines.  Webinars are available during and after school, all year round and are never cancelled.  Workshops are usually in your area only once a year from 9-3pm and have minimum number requirements and so can be cancelled.

Then click the 'REGISTER NOW' link

The 'Register Now' link will take you to our Webinars / Workshop registration page.  There you will find lists of all of our upcoming workshops and webinars.  Read through and find the Teacher Aides Courses and click your preference and you will be taken to an online form to fill out.  Remember to push SUBMIT once you have entered your details.

If you register for a WORKSHOP

You will be sent a confirmation email letting you know that you have successfully registered.  This email will confirm the course you registered for, the date, time and place of the workshop and what you need to bring (ie a computer or something to write with).  You will be given a Coursebook at your workshop.

If you register for a WEBINAR

You will be sent a confirmation email letting you know that you have successfully registered.  It will include a link to join the webinar,  how to use Zoom on your computer and the time to connect.  You will be sent a digital Coursebook straight away so you can begin familiarizing yourself with the content.

Then wait to attend your WORKSHOP | WEBINAR

Remember to put your dates and times in your calendar so you remember to come along | sign in to the webinar.

AFTERWARDS - the online course

At the end of your workshop | webinar you will be asked whether you want to focus on the Beginner Reader course or Reading for Comprehension.  You will then be given full access to the online material for the course you choose. This will enable you to learn all of the fine details of delivery and review videos and material for 12 months.

Course Writers - Your Tutors

Hilton Ayrey

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We are very passionate about teaching reading and we are always looking for ways to make it easier and more enjoyable. It has to work for students AND the teacher.

'Teaching Reading for the Beginner Reader' is our attempt to create an efficient routine for those daily 10-12 minute guided reading lessons. It has been formulated after hundreds of hours observing trainees and experienced teachers implementing guided reading lessons in the first three years of schooling.

Brian Parker

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Although the course is stand-alone training we are always available to discuss issues you may have during your 12 months access to the Stages 1&2 ONLiNE Course. For face-to-face introductions to the training you can register for our webinars and workshops and also negotiate in-school support.

What's in the BEGINNER READERS Course

Unit 2 - Learn how to use our reading group routine
Unit 4 - Learn how to fix student errors as they are reading
Unit 5 - Learn how to simplify your questions so students can answer them easily
Unit 6 - Learn how to chose the right reading strategy for each lesson
Unit 7 - Learn what is really important that you do when students predict and the importance of having students read a second time.
Unit 8 - Learn what you need to do to become fluent in the delivery of our reading routine
At the end of our course we will send you a completion certificate


Unit 1 - Getting Started with Teaching Reading Comprehension
Unit 2 - Learning how to Unpack Sentences with our comprehension strategy
Unit 4 - A closer look at Step 4 - Convince Me
Unit 5 - How to collect reading comprehension data
Unit 6 - How to teach the whole class reading comprehension
When you have finished the course you will get a Certificate of Completion
When you have finished the course you will get a Certificate of Completion

Teaching Reading for Teacher Aides

I'm Ready To Register

Click on the Register Now button below to be taken to our Webinars and Workshops page where you can find this course and a date that suits you. Then click the link to fill out the form and push the submit button.

Remember you will be sent a confirmation email straight away.  If it doesn't come then please check your junk / spam folder as it might be there.

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