How to teach reading is an age-old question. This course explores some key features of an effective reading program. The focus is on what to teach and how to teach reading effectively. The idea of modelled and independent reading will be explored. Different approaches for students in different grades will be outlined. The research basis for this course is the work of Alan Luke and Peter Freebody (A map of possible practices. Further notes on the Four Resources model in Practically Primary, Vol 2, No 2 pp5-8, 1999). The Four literacy Resources provide an understandable model that examines the complexity of learning to read. The four cornerstones of quality literacy teaching: balanced, integrated, explicit and systematic come from the 2005 National Inquiry into the teaching of literacy. (Louden et al, ‘In teacher’s hands: Effective literacy teaching practices in the early years of schooling, Monitoring Learning, 2005)
This course is the first in the series Teaching reading. All courses stand alone and can be completed separately.
Reading Essentials – Guided reading
Programming for reading
The Target Audience
This course has been designed for primary teachers teaching students from kindergarten to year six.
- Develop an understanding of the essential elements of an effective reading program
- Increase understanding about modelled and independent reading K-6