Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers

Sally Johnstone
Secondary History Teacher
This course will help you learn how to support the struggling readers in your class.
Target Audience
For secondary teachers, who are working with students between the ages of 15 and 17. While it has a NSW flair, all teachers would find it beneficial.
31 reviews
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Learning Areas

Teaching Standards

General Description

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers

The NSW Government recently announced that every single student would have to meet minimum standards in both literacy and numeracy in order to receive a Higher School Certificate from 2020. Clearly, the State Government has come to recognise something that teachers have known for far too long — namely, some students are entering Stage Six without first gaining basic skills in reading and writing. Without these foundational skills, these students are less likely to achieve success in the HSC. Worse yet, they are less likely to flourish in the post-schooling world.

As such, this course aims to help teachers in NSW develop a range of strategies so that they can help their students become expert readers. Specifically, teachers will learn how to integrate pre-reading, during reading and post-reading activities into their lessons.

Audience

For secondary teachers, who are working with students between the ages of 15 and 17.

While it has a NSW flair, all teachers would find it beneficial.

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards

1.3.2 Proficient Level – Students with diverse linguistic, cultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds
1.5.2 Proficient Level – Differentiate teaching to meet the specific learning needs of students across the full range of abilities

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

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.


This course contributes to 5.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

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Sessions

What does a ‘Good Reader’ look like?

1 hour

Within this session, we will explore the basic skills students need to have in order to become good readers. For instance, we will explore how our student’s vocabulary, fluency and decoding skills affect their ability to read.

How does one become a Good Reader?

1 hour

Within this session, we will explore a collection of different teaching and learning activities that teachers in Stage Six might like to use to help their students develop the basic skills needed to become good readers.

Strategies to use before reading

1 hour

Within this session, we will examine why it is important to use pre-reading activities during our classes. From there, we will look at some practical ways that we can incorporate these types of activities into our classes.

Strategies to use during reading

1 hour

Within this session, we will examine the types of things we should do when reading articles or textbooks to improve student comprehension.

Strategies to use after reading

1 hour

Finally, we will end this course by looking at the types of activities teachers can utilise at the end of a reading to help students develop a more sophisticated understanding of the topic being explored.

User Rating

4.6

Latest Reviews

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Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/10/2020

It was very good and relevant

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/10/2020

Good information and relevant

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/10/2020

Course was great, with good resources and references

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/10/2020

Very good.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/10/2020

High quality, conversational and accessible notes Sure

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

The content was thorough with a selection of techniques and resources. I will be able to apply these in many situations.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

Great course with insightful and relevant content! Very happy with this course! It was super insightful, resourceful and very engaging.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

The course is very relevant and has practical suggestions.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

good

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

quality was good however I thought it was more about helping students with non fictional text

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

High quality with practical strategies, clear illustration

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

Very relevant, Great quality clips and scaffolds provided.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

Lots of useful content and relevant to the topic.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

THis course was amazing.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
08/07/2020

extremely relevant

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
27/04/2020

A very informative course full of practical ideas easiy to incorporate and mplement in the classroom.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
27/04/2020

Great quality with lots of videos to break up the content and present information in a slightly different way, be it from others in the field or cute examples. I liked the way the techniques were broken down into simple points and offered an example, and that we were given the opportunity to reflect and create our own activities.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
27/04/2020

The course was quite beneficial and provided me with some great teaching and learning strategies to implement inthe classroom.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
27/04/2020

Very good in terms of resources and the structure of the course.

Strategies to Assist Struggling Readers - Sally Johnstone
27/04/2020

Great course – practical and concise. Thank you!


About the team


Sally Johnstone

Creator

Sally Johnstone is a secondary history teacher, who has spent the last five years working with students in Stage Six. She is interested in creating dynamic lessons that cater for the diverse range of students in her classes.