Closing the Word Gap Early Reading Conference Friday 27th April 2018 London
As a thank you for attending, each registered delegate will receive £50 worth of Collins Big Cat resources to take away on the day! Closing the Word Gap: Early Reading Conference Explore the crucial role vocabulary plays in reading success and why it is vital to address the word gap. Attend our full‐day, interactive conference for Primary Literacy Teachers and Co‐ordinators, filled with practical advice and guidance on the teaching of reading and reading intervention, with a strong focus on closing the word gap, improving comprehension and developing fluency. • Conference led by early reading experts Charlotte Raby and Emily Guille‐Marrett • Chris Bradford will talk about the best techniques to get children reading, and will be signing copies of his latest book
What can you expect from the day? • Learn practical ideas for growing the foundation of story, starting with nursery rhymes, traditional tales and children’s literature • Understand how to use a variety of books to expand children’s vocabulary • Explore how to teach comprehension, not just test it • Know how to assess children and ensure they are on the right track for fluent reading in Year 2 • Take away documents to help you assess and audit the balance of reading within your school • Hear from best‐selling author Chris Bradford, who will be sharing his tips to engage even the most reluctant readers
Charlotte Raby Charlotte Raby has over 10 years’ experience writing, developing and delivering training to schools and universities as well as lecturing in English at Essex and Thames Valley SCITT. She is joint Series Editor of the new Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds books and author of over 30 educational teacher resources, programmes and learn to read books. She has developed trainers through a successful coaching model and trained trainers to present and work with schools to ensure rapid improvement at all levels ‐ from leadership to teaching assistants. Charlotte has worked in the public and private education sectors, delivering training and ongoing support to individual schools as well as MATs and Academy chains.
Emily Guille‐Marrett Emily has worked in children’s educational and home learning publishing for over 15 years and is joint Series Editor for Collins Big Cat Phonics for Letters and Sounds. She has created innovative print and digital primary literacy content for international publishing houses and has published some of the country’s leading educationalists such as: Pie Corbett, Nikki Gamble and Debbie Hepplewhite. She also creates and delivers training and story events for libraries, literacy charities and schools and lectures on Writing for Children at Canterbury Christchurch University.
Chris Bradford Chris Bradford is the bestselling author of the Young Samurai, Ninja and Bodyguard Series and is renowned for his inspiring author events and ‘method writing’ style. For his award‐winning Young Samurai series, he trained in samurai swordmanship, karate, ninjutsu and earned his black belt in Zen Kyu Shin Taijutsu. For his BODYGUARD series, Chris embarked on an intensive close protection course to become a qualified professional bodyguard. His books have been published in more than 20 languages and been nominated for 30+ book awards, winning among others the Hampshire Book Award 2014, the Brilliant Book Award 2014 and the Quick Reads 2017. Young Samurai: The Way of the Warrior was deemed one of Puffin’s 70 Best Ever Books, alongside Treasure Island and Robin Hood.
Chris will be presenting Loud and Clear! Bringing Books to Life for Younger Readers. Bestselling author Chris Bradford talks about how Jake and Jen sparked in his imagination, how his collaboration with legendary illustrator Korky Paul brought them to life, the best techniques to get children reading and how his live shows engage even the most reluctant readers. This will be an action‐packed session ‐ come prepared!
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org We look forward to seeing you on the 27th April!