F2F: Unpacking the teaching of reading in primary classrooms — PETAA

9am- 3pm
Cowandilla Primary School, 21 Jenkins St, COWANDILLA, SA 5033

F2F: Unpacking the teaching of reading in primary classrooms

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This session will be held in Cowandilla, SA. Teachers will need to bring their own device. Teachers will be sent materials the week prior and are recommended these are downloaded prior to session. This course draws from our online course of the same title, Unpacking the teaching of reading in primary classrooms. It is not recommended that participants in this online course register for this face to face session. 

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What is this course about?

This course provides a clear, coherent and practical overview of the teaching of reading in the primary classroom. It summarises key reading models, underpinning research, evidence and theory before diving into how this can be applied in practice in the classroom.

Drawing on research from linguists, educational psychology, neuroscience, and the USA National Reading panel, it presents a text-focused approach to both decoding and meaning-making, understanding how teachers can work towards both comprehension and decoding outcomes, launching from literature.

Why participate?

Through completing this course, participants will:

  • Investigate key reading models used in educational settings.
  • Explore strategies that enable a reader to decode.
  • Interrogate the challenges of comprehension, and learn how to support students to make deep inferential meanings from the texts they read.
  • Reflect on how classroom practice in the teaching of reading supports all learners in both decoding to automaticity, and meaning-making.

Who should participate?

  • Teachers – F – 6
  • Literacy coordinators
  • Year and stage coordinators
  • Instructional specialists


Cost of participation
Member $200
Non-Member $300
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Morning tea and lunch provided.

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Completing this course comprises 5 hours of Face to Face professional learning addressing standards 1.2.1, 2.1. 1 and 2.5.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.