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Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project: Implications for Classroom Practice - Walsall

Bloxwich Academy, Primary School, Bloxwich Lane, Bloxwich
Course Tutors
Kathy Roe / Penny Slater
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Target Audience
Classroom Teachers / Subject Leaders
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Academies and Schools (including EYFS)
Event Description
This one-day CPD event will offer an insight into the transformational teaching strategies used in the Herts for Learning Key Stage 2 Reading Fluency Project.

The project draws on proven reading strategies to improve pupils’ trajectory towards the Expected Standard (EXS) in reading in Year 6, including:

  • modelling of fluent reading

  • echo reading

  • repeated re-reading

  • skilled questioning leading to deep discussion

  • selection of well-chosen text

  • modelling of comprehension skill 

Headline project data:

  • pupils made an average of 27 months progress in their reading comprehension age (PPG pupils made 31.5 months progress)

  • 82% of eligible pupils made 6 months+ progress in their reading comprehension age

Furthermore, following the 8-week project period, pupils typically demonstrated the following changes in reading behaviour:

  • increased stamina

  • pupils are able to read more text for a longer period whilst retaining understanding

  • increased accuracy

  • pupils make less substitutions, omissions, mispronunciations, additions when reading a ‘cold’ text

  • increased enjoyment

  • pupils read more and are more willing to explore a wider range of literature

  • increased confidence

  • pupils tackle challenging texts with greater willingness and show improved tenacity in teasing out meaning

  • increased engagement

  • pupils offer more extended contributions in group discussions about challenging texts

Training objectives
Learning outcomes
By attending the training, participants will:

  • have a deepened understanding of the effective strategies used in the KS2 Reading Fluency Project

  • feel confident to be able to implement these strategies back in the classroom

  • be equipped with resources to implement aspects of the projects

Additional Information
Start Date
Friday 29 November 2019
End Date
Friday 29 November 2019
Closing Date
Thursday 28 November 2019
09:30 - 15:30
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