Reading to Learn intensivkurs 2018!

 Reading to Learn Intensive Pedagogy Course 

February 5-9, 2018 


The course has been designed for a Swedish audience and the languages used will be SWedish and English. Course materials will be in both Swedish and English. Participants will be provided with new knowledge about language based on Systemic Functional Linguistics and skills in Reading to Learn pedagogy to engage and accelerate the learning of all students at any stage of schooling in all areas of the curriculum. The functional model of language will also be explored as an effective tool for formative assessment of students’ language and learning.

The program in brief:

Day 1 (5th of February) – Introduction to the Reading to Learn pedagogy and the Genres of schooling

Provides skills in identifying and analysing texts in any area of the curriculum so participants can select appropriate texts to meet curriculum goals and support student reading and writing across the curriculum.

Day 2 (6th of February R2L Pedagogy Level 1: Preparing for Reading, Joint & Individual Construction Uses the knowledge about texts from Day 2 to learn the skills of preparing students before reading and scaffolding students’ writing development through joint construction of texts.

Day 3 (7th of February R2L Pedagogy Level 2: Detailed Reading, writing & lesson planning - Factual texts Empowers all students to read challenging texts with complete comprehension, and identify patterns of language that they use to write their own high level academic texts.

Day 4 (8th of February R2L Pedagogy Levels 2 & 3: Detailed Reading, Sentence Making, Spelling & Sentence Writing – Fiction texts & Patterns in Sentences
Enables students to read short passages of high level literary and persuasive texts. Guides them to pattern their own writing on the language resources of accomplished authors.

Day 5 (9th of February Reflection and revision. Practical exercises.

Recommended pre-reading:

English: Rose, D. & J.R. Martin 2012. Learning to Write, Reading to Learn: Genre, knowledge and pedagogy in the Sydney School. London: Equinox or

Swedish: David Rose och J.R. Martin, SKRIVA, LÄSA - LÄRA Learning to Write – Reading to Learn: Genre, kunskap och pedagogic (Beställ

Course fee (includes course materials): 10 000 SEK.


Participants will be responsible for their own travel and accomodation arrangements and expenses. Suggestions and further information will be provided on the website and individual enquiries are very welcome.