Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers

Lauren Cook
teaching, learning, English, wellbeing, leadership
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.
42 reviews
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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

24/7 lifetime course access


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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

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

TTA (Teacher Training Australia) is endorsed to provide the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficient and Lead Level Teacher.


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

4.3

Latest Reviews

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Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
08/07/2020

i thought that the presentation of the course was fantastic very well structured step by step

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
08/07/2020

Quality of the content was extremely high. It would be more relevant to teachers but as an SLSO I have still learnt a great deal and will be able to use the information in my work with students particularly reluctant readers.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

It was a little advanced for my yr 5/6 students although I will definitely be able to take away strategies to engage the students in reading. Some excellent strategies for Literacy circles included.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
18/04/2020

Clear and practical content. Good revision.

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
05/12/2019

Relevant

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
05/12/2019

Great

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
05/12/2019

Very relevant to my students

Making Students enthusiastic and Critical Readers - Lauren Cook
05/12/2019

Excellent content with worthwhile achievable activities to do within the classroom. This is a worthwhile course for any teacher who aims to create a positive forum for reading within the classroom. The activities suggested can be used from upper primary through to university.

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.


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.

Since 2010 Lauren has had significant leadership roles in both public and private educational institutions with portfolios in subject leadership (English), curriculum and wellbeing. She is now Head of Senior Boys at a senior campus of an independent school and was recognised for her work in boys wellbeing by a New Voices Scholarship for Educational Leadership in 2019. In the preceding year, she also undertook an international action research project on boys and stories and has presented on both the local and the international stage to teachers and principals alike.