A Balancing Act

With a closer look at Shared Reading for Years 1-8

Workshop description:

In this practical workshop, Sheena and Louise will discuss:

  • the shared reading approach and its place in the balanced reading programme
  • the importance of talk in shared reading
  • resources to use for shared reading
  • the benefits of using shared reading across all levels of the school
  • planning and managing shared reading
  • a range of engaging independent reading activities that can be used in shared, guided and independent reading

Facilitator profiles:

Sheena Cameron is an experienced teacher who has taught in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States. She has taught at primary, intermediate and tertiary levels. Sheena currently facilitates literacy workshops both in New Zealand and internationally and is the author of a number of books including Teaching Reading Comprehension Strategies (2009) and with Louise Dempsey, The Writing Book (2013), The Oral Language Book (2016) and The Reading Book (2019).

Louise Dempsey is an experienced teacher, consultant and trainer who has worked in New Zealand and the United Kingdom. She facilitates literacy training and professional learning around New Zealand and Australia and has completed a range of writing projects for NZ and English publishers, including the Department of Education in the United Kingdom. With Sheena Cameron, Louise co-authored The Writing Book (2013), The Oral Language Book (2016) and The Reading Book (2019).

Puketaha School

Thursday, July 23rd, 4pm

Puketaha Road

Puketaha, Waikato

3:30 - 4:00pm - Afternoon Tea (dependent on Covid-19 Level)

4:00 - 5:45pm - Workshop

5:45pm - Conclusion and Spot Prizes

Workshop presented by...

The Waikato Literacy Association


For Individual members or attendees from a school that is a member of the Waikato Literacy Association, this event is $ 40.00

For non-members $ 70.00