SharpReading: The Next Steps for Comprehension Instruction: Yrs 2-6

25 places available

Start:  Wednesday 7 October 2020 - 9.00am

Finish: Wednesday 7 October 2020 - 3.00pm

Location: SSTUWA building, 1 West Street, West Perth WA 6005 (off Thomas Street). 

You must have completed SharpReading Stage 3 to register for this event.



About the course

This course is designed as a next step for those who have previously participated in the SharpReading Stage 3:  'A Systematic Approach to Comprehension' workshop and have incorporated the SharpReading approach into their reading program. Join Hilton Ayery to reflect and review your current implementation and to learn some more.

Now that there is an understanding of the foundation for active reading covered in Stage 3, Stages 4-6 can be 'bolted on' to the routine to develop all the critical thinking that we hope for in our readers but struggle to consistently achieve.  By creating a clear pathway for acquisition of more cognitively challenging skills, we ensure the reader continues to meet with success and is empowered by the reading process and not overwhelmed by all the possibilities.

"Great to get the advanced stages that build on Stage 3.  To view comprehension as a developmental progression like this kmakes so much more sense than the haphazard, piecemeal way I have been teaching it."   Teacher, Christchurch.


This Stage 4-6  SharpReading workshop includes:

  • Stage 3 Review - bringing you our latest updates and checking that you are staying SHARP with your implementation.
  • Stage 4: The Deep 4 (Constructing Meaning) - Adding 4 of the most important comprehension strategies to the reader's toolbox to help interpret and clarify the literal meaning of sentences - Visualisation, Prior Knowledge, Asking Questions, Forming Hypotheses.
  • Stage 5: Analysing Text (Critical Thinking) - now is the time to introduce 'big picture' or whole text thinking.  We explore the analysis of narrative and non fiction text while the students are reading (an essential active reading skill).
  • Stage 6: (Critical thinking) - once meaning has been constructed and the content analysed the reader is in the position to be able to evaluate the quality of the text While they are reading (an essential active reading skill).


$ 100 : Members: Part Time/Relief/Student
$ 200 : Members: Full Time
$ 320 : Non-Members


Morning tea and lunch provided.

We are able to supply a vegetarian or gluten free option. Please advise us prior to the event.


Hilton Ayrey
Literacy Consultant: SharpReading
Christchurch, New Zealand

Nominated Audience

Members and non-members
You must have previously attended
SharpReading Stage 3.

Professional Standards for Teachers in Western Australia

This training relates to the following standards :

Standard 2 – Know the content and how to teach it
Standard 3 – Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Standard 4 – Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Standard 7 – Engage professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community