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


This online professional learning provides teachers with an introduction to the cognitive processes involved in reading and how to model the understanding of texts.

Participants will develop a foundational understanding of the research that underpins effective reading instruction. Using the teaching and learning cycle, participants construct a ‘think aloud’ for use as part of 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 comprehension.

Register for ‘Focus on Understanding texts: The components of reading- Blended learning’ via MyPL (course code AC00025)

Note: To enrol in this course, participants must first complete the prerequisite 'Leading literacy and numeracy professional learning in my school' (course code NR33689).

‘Focus on Understanding texts: The components of reading- Blended learning' will contribute to NESA Accredited PD towards maintaining teacher accreditation in NSW. See MyPL for details of the specific Australian Professional Standards for Teachers addressed.

2024 dates

There are 2 sessions available each term.

Term 2

  • Wednesday 15 May (12:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • Tuesday 18 June (9:30am to 1:00pm)

Term 3

  • Wednesday 7 August (12:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • Tuesday 10 September (9:30am to 1:00pm)

Term 4

  • Thursday 24 October (12:30pm to 4:00pm)
  • Tuesday 19 November (9:30am to 1:00pm)

Dates correct as at 18 March 2024. Some dates may change- refer to MyPL for the latest details.


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