Reading for Comprehension

6:00pm, 30th Jul 2020 - 8:30pm, 30th Jul 2020

Dr Lillian Fawcett

Reading, Comprehension

Speld Qld, 141 Merton Road, Woolloongabba, Qld, 4102

$52.00 Members | $65.00 Non-Members

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Registration closes at 12:00pm, 30th Jul 2020

Event Details

The research indicates that there are three key components to reading comprehension – the ability to decode, an understanding of the vocabulary and background knowledge. Underpinning these factors are working memory and oral language skills.

In this workshop, Dr Lillian Fawcett will explore:

  • The current research around comprehension.
  • The pre-requisites of comprehending text and the importance of each of these factors.
  • The influence of working memory and oral language skills.
  • Specific activities and strategies that can be used to develop comprehension – decoding, vocabulary development, background knowledge and question types.
  • Reading assessment data and how it should be interpreted.


Dr Lillian Fawcett is a specialist literacy teacher with over 25 years of experience and university qualifications in education and psychology. She has developed a range of spelling and reading programs based on well-research literacy acquisition and memory retention principles which has enabled her to successfully help hundreds of students improve their literacy skills. Numerous teachers and schools throughout Australia are currently using Lillian’s evidence-based Cracking the ABC Code programs.


Schools can Register their Teachers using the Workshop Registration Form below.  Payment can be via credit card (preferred) or Invoice. 

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Important Notes  

  1. Payment is required prior to the date of the Professional Development Workshop in order to secure attendance and is not refundable.  
  2. For information on our Cancellation and Transfer Policy, please  click here.  
  3. This workshop contributes to the 10 Queensland College of Teachers continuing Professional Development Requirements. You will receive a certificate on the day of event.  
  4. Certificates will not be issued to participants if a School / Organisation has not finalised payment by the day of the Workshop. Once payment has been finalised, the certificate will be emailed to the participant. 
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