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Reading Intervention with John Murray

Developing Comprehension with Struggling Readers

Aims of the course

  • To consider the difference between Shared and Guided Reading and explore reasons why some learners find it difficult to understand what they are able to decode across Key Stages 1 & 2.
  • To equip teachers with the necessary strategies and techniques that will enable their learner’s reading comprehension to move forward.

Section I

John will begin by considering reasons why learners can find the transition into skills based reading problematic and discuss how these might be addressed.  He will also outline the difference between Shared & Guided Reading, and explore how to achieve the best results when teaching poorer readers within both contexts.

Section II

John will discuss the structure of a good Reading Intervention session and explore how to boost reading comprehension levels in order to:

  • Develop a learner’s higher order reading skills using decodable text.
  • Improve their  understanding of what is being read at word, sentence and whole text level.

Section III

John will continue to develop how to build opportunities that help learners secure Expected Reading standards.  He will also consider the importance of Reading Fluency and explore which aspects lead to improved understanding of text.

**Teachers will also have an opportunity to create and share their own resources.**

Course delivery

This course will be led by John Murray. John Murray is a recognised specialist in developing children’s reading comprehension. John is an independent Literacy consultant, CPD trainer and guest speaker at key educational events. His training focuses on the teaching and learning of Literacy and aim to help both school and learner to look forward, improve their results and secure best practice.

Date and time

Thursday 26th April 2018 9am to 3.00pm


Meadowside Academy, Halpenny Lane, Knaresborough, HG5 0SL


The cost of the programme is £125 per delegate for North Star members (£150 non-members).  Should you wish to purchase the Reading Rocketeers resource, there is an additional cost of £35. www.johnmurraycpd.co.uk

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Please note that in the event of a cancellation the following terms will be applied:

Cancellations within two weeks of the first event: 50% charge; cancellations within 48 hrs of the event/no show: 100% charge. If delegates do not attend all three days, your school will still be charged the full amount.