Whole Class Reading

Whole Class Reading for Key Stage One and Two

Course Content

  • To understand the key principles behind Whole Class Reading
  • To understand how to adapt the teaching of reading comprehension skills to suit the text and the pupil’s needs
  • to improve fluency and comprehension when reading at speed
  • to understand the scaffolding of questions to support all learners
  • To familiarise pupils with the question types and Reading Domains in formal Reading assessments
  • To understand the importance of teaching vocabulary in a meaningful, contextual way
  • To improve the transition of ambitious vocabulary from reading into writing
  • To investigate activities and games to use during Whole Class Reading sessions to support the use of Reading Domains
  • To discuss and support the assessment of reading
  • To have access to a range of resources and planning to support the teaching of Whole Class Reading within a Reading Learning Journey

Bookings can be made by contacting editor@theteachhub.co.uk



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The Teach Hub has worked hard to evolve to the current online climate, and we now offer live online courses for Primary Whole Class Reading via the Zoom Platform.
We are offering a  discounted course fee and a set of resources via a password protected link on completion of the course, for only £30 instead of £40 until 5th January 2021. 
Any schools that require the training for their whole staff, please get in contact via editor@theteachhub.co.uk so that we can arrange this separately for you.
Click here for some of our resources.
Scroll down to see the available dates and course booking links.

I would also like to add how pleased I am with the resources that I have ordered so far. I came across your website via Facebook and I feel really positive that our guided reading sessions are more focussed and varied. We are now reading the Giraffe the Pelly and me as our class reading book after doing your plans because the children enjoyed the extracts so much. I have just started to use the maths 5 a day tasks to help with fluency and they are fantastic.

Well I’ve had so many comments about how my children are reading with fluency and expression now!

My class has come on in leaps and bounds since using your resources. The discussions we have, focus and understanding are amazing. We had the best lesson this week using your elephant resources as part of our Africa topic.

Thank you ever so much, your resources are amazing, a great help and the children love them :) so relieved you could send them to me what an amazing service.

I’ve just started whole class reading this year with a mixed Year 3 and 4  class-wide range of abilities.  We’ve started with some Hubbard Consultancy files – has differentiated sheets, all with the same questions just different degrees of scaffolding.  Also, you don’t need multiple copies of the book!

Have a look at Hubbard Consultancy.  We’ve moved away from a carousel to the whole class and it’s been amazing! The plans are excellent and are £3 for 2 weeks.  I’ve seen a huge improvement in all attainment groups and no other adults needed.

The children enjoyed the activities, the challenges and they loved the book.  I liked the cross-curriculum activity of looking after the earth and using the key vocabulary in their own sentences.  The guided reading sessions were extremely well scaffolded, and I found it very easy and clear to follow.  A well thought through study of work.  Excellent planning Teach Hub!!

We just wanted to let you know what a massive impact your WCR CPD had for us. We have already been able to implement across school many of the resources you shared with us and as a result, we now have a far more connected approach. We have been able to apply the lesson plan that you outlined to all of Key Stage One and Two so it is a familiar process to all our children with the appropriate level of challenge at each stage. This process has helped increase the range of vocabulary to which are children are exposed and the range of reading techniques suit all types of learner. We have also purchased some of your WCR units and found them to be incredibly helpful – a definite for reducing our workload!

(Holly Grove Primary School, Staffs)

Ruth Katherine: I just wanted to thank Claire and Amy for the WCR course I attended on Zoom the other day. It was clear from the training that both Claire and Amy have an in-depth knowledge of both the process of WCR as well as being highly skilled and experienced at teaching this approach in a classroom setting. As a Headteacher I found it incredibly useful to be able to gain an overview of the rationale behind the programme. The explanations given clearly set the scene for WCR and how it aligns with the taught curriculum and within current assessment frameworks. From a leadership perspective this was reassuring to hear and answered some of my questions regarding the ‘why’ and ‘what’ steps a school would need to take to move from a carousel approach. It was evident that both Claire and Amy not only enjoy books but also have a wealth of knowledge about children’s authors. It was also clear through their explanations that, as current classroom teachers, they have a good working knowledge of WCR and they were able to talk honestly about both the benefits and challenges of this approach. The practical elements of the course involved exploring how a series of WCR sessions could be run and the way in which they are planned and managed within different classroom settings. Claire modelled some of the teaching approaches and opportunities were also available to then talk with other professionals. A wide range of resources were used and shared, during the session, to explain what is available to support the implementation of WCR throughout the primary phase. A thoroughly enjoyable and informative session. I would highly recommend it to both whole schools / Key Stages for a group CPD session or for individuals wishing to deepen their understanding of WCR. Thank you Claire and Amy.

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