Wednesday 18 August – READERS WORKSHOP –  Organising for Effective Teaching and Learning

Presented by Deb Sukarna for Year 2 to Year 6 Teachers

This seminar will focus on how to structure a reading session and establish an independent purposeful routine, so that teaching time can be maximised. It will outline the key components of an effective and rich Reading Program and the organisation required. The importance of independent reading being monitored, and the different types of conferences for different purposes, will be addressed. It will also focus on exploring practical ways to improve engagement and raise the bar on reading achievement. Teachers will be provided with a Year2 – Year 6 Yearly Reading Planner to guide discussion on how to develop a comprehensive program.


  • The importance of classroom practice reflecting current literacy research
  • Getting the ‘Reading Buzz’ in our classrooms
  • Features of a comprehensive Reading Program
  • Framework for planning an effective Reading Program – yearly planner
  • Understanding the importance of developing metacognitive and strategic readers
  • Setting up Classroom Libraries – real purposes for reading and viewing
  • The ‘nitty gritty’ organisation of a Readers Workshop – structure; key elements
  • Establishing an independent routine – developing, self-regulated learner
  • Conferences that enhance comprehension
  • The importance of Focus Group teaching based on student needs
  • Strategies for engaging children in quality texts before, during and after reading
  • Independent reading linked to purposeful text response


Please select the number of participants attending and provide any dietary requirements.
$ 0.00

Workshop Details


Heidelberg Golf Club

Main Road

Lower Plenty Vic 3093



Week Day Workshops: 9:15 am to 3:15 pm

Saturday Workshops: 10:00 am to 3:15 pm



$270 per person, or $250 per person (including GST) for two or more participants from the one school

(Cost includes morning tea, lunch and hand-outs)


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