The Taranganba Way of Reading
Join us for this twilight event exploring how Taranganba State School, a regional school in Queensland, used the power of diagnostic data to enhance students’ literacy and build a love of reading.
In 2011, NAPLAN data showed that Year 3 reading levels at the school were below the state and national mean. The school leadership team realised that they needed to find an approach to reading that would provide a solid foundation for all of their students.
In 2013 the school began working with Associate Professor John Munro, University of Melbourne, to implement his High Reliability Literacy Procedures — a set of explicit literacy teaching procedures that teachers in all subject areas could use to enhance students’ literacy knowledge.
In this seminar Eleanor Bridger will facilitate a discussion with Katrina Jones, Acting Principal and Tracy Callinan, Senior Teacher, Taranganba State School, examining:
• why these reading strategies work
• the research behind the strategies
• how the school overcame challenges and hurdles in implementation.