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Intensive and extensive reading

By Dr George Jacobs

7 March 2015 (Sat)
10am to 12 pm

Course Fee: $45.00
Eventbrite Registration Fee: $2.38

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Reading is a foundational skill. This is even more so in our Information/Internet Age, where children must read to succeed in school and beyond. Two umbrella terms in reading instruction are intensive and extensive reading. Intensive reading consists of short, fairly difficult materials that students read with teachers’ close guidance. Extensive reading consists of longer, less difficult texts that students read more independently, but still with teachers’ guidance. This interactive workshop teaches the 'whole language' and 'student centred' approaches to reading instruction, techniques and activities that teachers and adults can impart to students and children.


1, Understand intensive and extensive reading

2. Consider how they both fit in a whole language, student centred approach to reading instruction

3. Experience several techniques for intensive reading and extensive.reading

4. Have time to plan your own activities for intensive reading and extensive reading

About the Trainer: Dr George Jacobs

Dr George Jacobs

Dr George Jacobs has taught collaborative learning to a wide variety of teachers in Singapore, from teachers of lower primary students to teachers of adults. Furthermore, he has written many articles and books on collaborative learning, reading and related topics. George serves on the boards of the International Association for the Study of Cooperation in Education and the Extensive Reading Foundation. Currently, he teaches at James Cook University, as well as helping the Book Council.

Registration Details

Minimum – Maximum Number of Participants: 10 – 30 pax

Registration is on a first-come-first-served basis and workshop fees must be paid before the workshop. If the minimum number of participants is not met for the class, the organisers will inform all participants about possible postponement and cancellation, two weeks before the workshop date.

Cancellation & Substitution

The workshop can be cancelled or postponed two weeks before the workshop date if the minimum number of participants is not met. Participants will be fully refunded for workshops cancelled by us.

Participants who are unable to attend a workshop they have registered for are to inform us of the reason two weeks before the workshop date. They will be fully refunded in the event of extenuating and mitigating circumstances (E.g. illness, bereavement, accidents) . Those who inform us up to five (5) working days before the workshop date will receive a 50% refund. Participants can also attend another course at the same value within the same year.

Upon registration, you are deemed to have read and understood the cancellation, withdrawal and substitution policy and accept the terms contained therein.