Supporting struggling readers

Kaye Lowe

4 Hours

Available all year

Online unmoderated course


What is this course about?

This course is a practical examination of the reading process and demonstrates strategies that support readers to comprehend texts and develop a love of reading. It provides evidence-based strategies that eliminate the stress and anxiety too often experienced by struggling readers. The course is about supporting struggling readers through to reading success.

Why participate?

Through completing this course, participants will:

  • Better understand the struggling reader
  • Explore the reading process and the critical role of comprehension for struggling readers 
  • Set struggling readers up for success
  • Practise support strategies

Who should participate?

  • Teachers - Years F-6
  • Literacy Coordinators
  • Early-career and Pre-service teachers

How does it work?

  • Individuals: upon registration individuals will be sent a link to access the PL on our online learning platform.
  • Group Booking (up to 25 staff): Staff from schools holding a PETAA School Membership are required to email us the names, job titles and email addresses of teachers they wish to enrol. An invoice will then be provided for payment. 
  • PL Subscription: Access this course via the PL Subscription homepage. All PL subscription members receive free access to all online unmoderated courses. 
  • Cancellations without transfer of booking to alternative session received less than five working days before the course will incur a $50 cancellation fee per delegate and $25 for half day courses. For the full list of Terms and Conditions, please visit our page here.


What else do I need to know?

This is a perfect opportunity for colleagues to work together in a PL session, or independently as part of their professional development practice. This course is self-paced and unmoderated, meaning all participants have access to materials for 365 days from the date they register. 


Cost of participation
Member $120


PL Subscription School Member
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Group booking*
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Non-Member Group booking*
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 Completing this course comprises 4 hours (NSW - Elective PL) of online professional learning addressing standards 1.2.2, 3.2.2 and 5.1.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers.


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PETAA Membership

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