Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers

Lauren Cook
Disappointed that your students would rather pick up a game console than a book? Look at ways to encourage the love of reading, and to teach students to be critical re...
Target Audience
This product is aimed at secondary English teachers, mainly across years 7 - 10.
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Are you an English teacher, and an avid reader? Ever been disappointed by the fact that your students would rather pick up a game console than a book? This course looks at ways to encourage the love of reading, and to teach students to be critical readers.
Traditional approaches to reading are not necessarily the best ways to do this – we need to look at new and exciting ways to approach texts in the class, and to new ways of communicating our expectations around reading to our students. Learn how to best share your passion for books and stimulate it in others.

Audience

This product is aimed at secondary English teachers, mainly across years 7 – 10.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

Course Access - This course is available 24/7. Begin the course when it suits you. After completing the course you will still have ongoing access to review content.

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This course looks at a variety of ways in which you can encourage your students to read both in and out of the classroom. We look at what gets in the way of reading, and how to strategically work with it in your classroom.

Teaching Standards

1.2.2 Proficient Level – Understand how students learn
2.1.2 Proficient Level – Content and teaching strategies of the teaching area
2.5.2 Proficient Level – Literacy and numeracy strategies
3.1.2 Proficient Level – Establish challenging learning goals

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

Accreditation

Completing this course will contribute 6 hours of NESA Registered PD addressing 1.2.2, 2.1.2, 2.5.2 and 3.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.


This course contributes to 6.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

What Gets in the Way of Reading

1 hour

This session looks at research as to what gets in the way of reading. This gives us a firm knowledge base to begin discussing strategies to combat this.

Improving Attitudes to Reading

1 hour

This session covers some basic strategies for improving students' attitudes to reading.

'Accidentally' Incorporating Reading

1 hour

Looking to include more reading in your classroom? These strategies are so easy and so clever that your class wont even realise they are reading more!

Literature Circles

1 hour

Literature Circles are a great strategy for incorporating reading and allowing students to process what they are reading more effectively. This sessions looks at how to run them and with what.

What Good Readers Do

1 hour

This session introduces you to key skills that good readers use – how to break them down and teach them concretely.

Readers' Notebooks

1 hour

Another strategy for practising the skills that good readers apply.

User Rating

4.2

Latest Reviews

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Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

This was an interesting and thought provoking course.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

Some really great ideas in this course, particularly the activity suggestions on how to integrate literacy strategies. This was a good refresher.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

Very relevant to someone starting out in teaching.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

I found this course to be very relevant to my teaching. Some of the practices I use in my room were reinforced whilst I learnt some other ideas that I can use.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

This has been very helpful as it has given me many ideas and allowed me to come up with my own on being proactive in engaging students in reading.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

interesting and informative

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

A very well composed course. Good reading materials.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

This was an interesting and thought provoking course.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

Some really great ideas in this course, particularly the activity suggestions on how to integrate literacy strategies. This was a good refresher.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

Very relevant to someone starting out in teaching.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

I found this course to be very relevant to my teaching. Some of the practices I use in my room were reinforced whilst I learnt some other ideas that I can use.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

This has been very helpful as it has given me many ideas and allowed me to come up with my own on being proactive in engaging students in reading.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

interesting and informative

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
02/09/2019

A very well composed course. Good reading materials.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

I liked this course as it was contemporary and had several engaging strategies to implement in the classroom.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Very relevant to my needs – and excellent content.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Excellent quality and relevance

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
22/12/2018

Relevant and contemporary

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers
by Alana Miller on 18/10/2017

I enjoyed the course. I found it meaningful and practical in terms of developing strategies and making effective resources for my classroom.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers
by Jacinta Ebbott on 13/10/2017

I really enjoyed this course.

I enjoyed the activities provided in this course as they had me thinking outside of my comfort zone and stretched my thinking about reading and how it can be used in the classroom. There were plenty of great takeaways and I will continue to implement them into the future.

The readings for this course were great and I really enjoyed the information and ideas they provided.


About the team


Lauren Cook

Creator

Lauren Cook can’t remember a time when she didn’t want to teach. From the beginning of her career in 2001, she strove to understand what was at the basis of good teaching and learning.

Lauren spent many of her early years of teaching in brand new schools, where the exploration of best practice was at the forefront. Lauren undertook a variety of leadership roles from curriculum to professional learning to student management. She also joined the Faculty of Education at Deakin University to work with pre-service teachers.

In 2010, Lauren became an Assistant Principal, but missed her role in the classroom. She now wants to focus more on teaching and learning, and contributing to developing professional networks of teachers committed to best practice.