The Reading Together® programme consists of four 1¼ hour workshops (spread over seven weeks) for small groups of parents/whānau (no more than 15). The workshops are led by experienced teachers and held in informal settings (such as school libraries) at times which suit the teachers and parents involved. Librarians provide support, where possible.
A summary of the workshops:
Week 1: How to help with reading at home, including:
» suggestions for helping (explanation, demonstration and discussion)
» using libraries (support and resources)
Week 2: How to check the difficulty level of reading materials, including:
» finding and using the right material with your child
» helping your child to read suitable material
NOTE: CHILDREN ATTEND THIS WORKSHOP.
Week 3: How to help children overcome problems in their reading, including:
» ideas about how we read and what helps us to read
» more suggestions for helping children
Week 7: Sharing ideas about reading, giving feedback and looking ahead