World-renowned literacy expert Stephen Graham visited British International School, Phuket (BISP) in the week of January 13th, continuing a relationship stretching back some years.
His work focuses on the explicit teaching of reading and writing across the range of text types and genres, establishing a consistent and coherent approach across the school. On this most recent visit, he worked with teachers who are already immersed in this methodology as well as with teachers new to BISP in order to ensure that consistency, particularly with a focus on the concept of a balanced reader. Stephen’s work with teachers included leading model lessons followed by discussion as well as individual work and whole (Primary) staff training. He also presented a workshop to parents, which was well attended and received.