Reading Skills across subjects

Duration: 5 days

Program Overview:

This program supports the view that early success in reading is the key to long-term success in school and in lifelong learning, and that early intervention when reading problems arise is essential if long-term problems are to be avoided. The research is also clear in showing that effective reading instruction compensates for risk factors that might otherwise prevent children from becoming successful readers and leaders. This program offers advice, tools, and instructional strategies that will help teachers identify and address the reading needs of young students. The goal of this is the enhancement of teachers’ knowledge and skills in the area of reading instruction. The contributions that educators at all levels can make to improve student learning and to sustain the drive for improvement are dealt with practically.

Program Objectives:

By the end of this program, you will gain an understanding of the following:

  • Understand the importance of reading effectively.
  • List and follow the steps for breaking down long reading assignments for improving comprehension. Define “active reading.”
  • Differentiate between skimming and scanning. Building vocabulary.
  • Understand the different methods for sharpening reading skills.
  • Improving comprehension and reading speed. Thinking critically.
  • OK5R (Overview, Key ideas, Read, Record, Recite, Review, Reflect) reading strategy


  • The training and development sessions will be done through practical workshops.
  • Learners will receive a Learner Pack and CD with exemplars and videos.
  • Continuing email and telephonic support is provided at no additional cost. On-site visits will also be conducted.
  • All training will be conducted in English by our trained facilitators who have a proficiency in the language and the subject matter.


  • Evaluating applied experiential activities during the course and on-site action-learning activities documented to demonstrate competence in relation to the skills taught. A certificate of attendance recognised by the South African Council for Educators (SACE) with 40 notional hours workshop time and 40 hours on-site application.