R2L program tops NAPLAN literacy and numeracy

Greenslopes State School has topped NAPLAN literacy and numeracy results in Queensland and nationally. Principal Kathy Canavan said “We use the Reading to Learn across the curriculum". Click links for reports at My School, Brisbane Courier Mail and The Educator.

Sweden Summer Course

Registrations are now being taken for a 5-day intensive Reading to Learn course in Uppsala, Sweden, August 17-21, 2015. Presented by Claire Acevedo and Ann-Christin Lövstedt. Click here for more information.

Brisbane R2L Conference

An R2L conference was organised by Education Queensland, Metro Region on Saturday 8/11. Ingrid Freeman presented the keynote. Many thanks to Jane Kelly for organising the R2L program with EQ Metro.

Reading for Life Conference 2014

Reading for Life Conference in Uppsala Sweden, November 20 & 21, 2014, including the launch of the new European Reading to Learn Network. Keynote speakers include Professor Caroline Coffin and Professor Carlos Gouveia.

NSW Board of Studies publishes R2L Intro

The NSW Board of Studies has published a multimodal online professional learning resource, introducing R2L.

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Expressions of interest are now open for the R2L Professional Learning Program in 2015. Workshops will be conducted in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne, led by Dr David Rose, Director of Reading to Learn. The program includes 8 days of training workshops and classroom implementation over the year. Cost is around $1300 per teacher. Click here to register your interest.


Reading to Learn is one of the world's most powerful literacy programs. It is designed to enable all learners at all levels of education to read and write successfully, at levels appropriate to their age, grade and area of study. The Reading to Learn strategies have been independently evaluated to consistently accelerate the learning of all students at twice to more than four times expected rates, across all schools and classes, and among students from all backgrounds and ability ranges.

The program has been developed over ten years with teachers of primary, secondary and tertiary students across Australia and internationally, to integrate reading and writing with teaching the curriculum at all year levels. The strategies apply cuttting edge research in classroom learning, and language across the curriculum, in a form that is accessible, practical and meets the needs of teachers and students.

The Reading to Learn program can be accessed as a teacher professional learning program, or by ordering the teacher resource package and training DVDs directly.

This website sets out the principles of the Reading to Learn program, and the people and programs around the world. Reports and articles on the methodology can be downloaded for free, and the teacher resource package can be ordered online.

Detailed Reading - Stories in primary years

Detailed Reading - Factual texts in secondary

Beginning reading and writing - Early years

What is Reading to Learn?