Planning, implementing and evaluating the Reading to Learn strategies require high level skills in both classroom teaching and text analysis. The teaching strategies involve detailed planning of classroom interactions, to ensure that all students are able to participate actively at the same high level. Planning these lessons requires linguistic knowledge to select appropriate texts, and to analyse their language patterns.
These skills are developed through eight days of training workshops, with supported classroom practice and evaluation between workshops. In each cycle of workshops and classroom practice, teachers build up their skills in teaching reading and writing, and their knowledge about language. Each cycle also involves planning lessons within teachers’ curriculum programs, and assessing students’ growth. Workshop content includes: