Focus on Understanding texts: The components of reading - Blended learning


This online professional learning provides teachers with an opportunity to explore the cognitive process involved in reading and how to plan for explicit reading instruction.

Participants will reflect on current research about the cognitive processes involved in reading; consider the importance of high expectations and using reading data to inform practice; and plan for explicit instruction using the gradual release of responsibility model.

Who should participate?

Year 3-8 teachers

Mode of delivery

Blended learning - a mix of self-paced and facilitator-led learning


This blended learning course includes two self-paced modules and a facilitated session:

  • Module 1: A framework for understanding reading

  • Module 2: The reading landscape

  • Facilitated session: Conditions for reading improvement

Completing this blended learning course will help you to:

  • consider the complex cognitive processes involved in reading
  • consider how reading research, the School Excellence Framework and the What works best: 2020 update can inform your teaching of reading 
  • explore the reading demands across the curriculum 
  • understand the importance of a whole school reading culture that embraces a shared belief, responsibility, and enjoyment of reading
  • investigate the gradual release of responsibility model
  • plan for explicit teaching of reading

Register for ‘Focus on Understanding texts: The components of reading- Blended learning’ via MyPL (Course code RG14358)

Interim Accredited Professional Development

This course is interim Accredited Professional Development until 31 July 2021.

This course will contribute to 5 hours of NESA Accredited PD towards maintaining proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW. It addresses the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers: 6.4.2, 2.5.2, 6.2.2

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