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Literacy Shed: Primary Whole Class Reading

The Literacy Shed

Primary Whole Class Reading


Wednesday 19th May 2021, 1:30pm – 3:30pm

Online CPD session - £30 per person

Participants will need WiFi to access this live Zoom training

This 2-hour online Literacy Shed CPD will cover:

  • Rob Smith will demonstrate how to embed each of the VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, Sequence/Summarise) into the teaching of reading. 
  • Participants will be able to adapt and weave these ideas into their own reading lessons no matter how they organise reading in the school from 1:1 sessions, carousel guided reading, reciprocal reading and whole class reading.
  • Using films alongside high quality picture books and texts, Rob will share practical and engaging strategies to use in reading lessons.
  • Rob will also discuss how to organise whole class reading in school and share how he links a wide range of resources in order to improve outcomes.


Rob Smith Curator of The Literacy Shed

After a successful career as a primary school teacher, Rob has been delivering CPD in the UK and abroad since 2013.  He delivers high impact training in order to raise standards in reading and writing through the use of film and image.

The Literacy Shed is home to a wealth of high quality visual resources used by teachers across the UK and beyond.


 “Absolutely fantastic! So many ideas to take away and use. Can’t wait to try them!”

“I’ve seen the website but you’ve given me a hook to hang it on.”





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Email with the participants' names and email addresses to secure places for your school.  

All bookings are final but delegate names can be changed if required.

Delegates will require WiFi to participate and are advised to access this training on a laptop/PC with a working camera and microphone.  All bookings are final but delegate names can be changed if required.  An email with full joining instructions with the link to access the training will be sent to the named delegates prior to the training.

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