Reading Discovery Club course

Reading Discovery Club is an early literacy support programme for beginning readers and writers. Taught by an experienced teacher or teacher aide, the daily 30-minute lessons focus on the teaching and consolidating of the basic early literacy skills.

Our video training course will break the teaching of the Reading Discovery Club lesson down for you into small bites. Step-by-step, you will be taught the components of the programme and how to effectively teach them.


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In this course, you will learn all about Reading Discovery Club and how to effectively teach the programme to your students.

Our Reading Discovery Club online video training course is designed for anyone working with students who need help getting underway with reading and writing. Taught by an experienced teacher or teacher aide, the daily 30-minute Reading Discovery Club small group lessons focus on the teaching and consolidating of the basic early literacy skills. The lessons are high interest and pacy to have the students motivated, on task and with no time-wasting.

The on-demand video format of this course allows you to self-pace your learning and make it work with when and where you want to learn. The course covers all the learning covered in an in-person Reading Discovery Club course or live webinar. Please note this course was recorded during a live webinar with participants. Suitable for experienced teachers, teacher aides and Reading Recovery teachers who are running Early Literacy Support in their schools.

The training covers:

  • how to teach the Reading Discovery Club programme
  • implementing the programme

Reading Discovery Club manual

The Reading Discovery Club manual can be downloaded for free here or purchased as a printed book for $25. On buying the course, you will be sent a $5 off discount code to use if you want to purchase the book.

The manual comes with:

  • teaching guide
  • lesson planning sheet
  • register
  • assessments
  • certificate
  • QR codes for videoed lessons
  • examples of planning and assessment

What’s included?

• access to view the eight online training course videos from 10-19 minutes in duration (total viewing time is 116 minutes)

• one month (30 days) access to view the videos with an option available to extend the viewing time for a small cost

• you can rewind, fast forward and can view it multiple times over the course of the month.

• course materials: a handout PDF for use in the course exercises

• a certificate for completing the course

• a free download of the Reading Discovery Club manual and also a discount offer to buy a printed copy of the manual and have it sent out to you

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Welcome and introduction
Course materials and discount offer


Reading Discovery Club handout

Course outline

Reading Discovery Club: Module 1
19 minutes
  • Introduction to the course
  • What is Reading Discovery Club?
  • Who is it for?
  • Key
Reading Discovery Club: Module 2
16 minutes
  • Pre-testing
  • Overview of the lesson
  • How to teach:

Lesson introduction


Reading Discovery Club: Module 3
10 minutes
  • How to teach:

    -  Word of the day

Reading Discovery Club: Module 4
16 minutes
  • How to teach:

    -  Guided reading


Reading Discovery Club: Module 5
11 minutes


  • How to teach:

    -  Phonics

Reading Discovery Club: Module 6
16 minutes
  • How to teach:

   -  Guided writing

Reading Discovery Club: Module 7
10 minutes
  • How to teach:

    -   Lesson end

  • Homework
  • Fridays

Reading Discovery Club: Module 8
16 minutes
  • Implementation

-       resources

-       lesson planning

-       register

-       pre/post Reading Discovery Club assessments

-       where to go next

  • End of course

Final word

Now you have completed the course...

Download certificate


Videos and downloadable resources


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Terms of use

By buying access to this on demand video course, you are agreeing to the following terms and conditions.

1) Once purchased, you have one month (30 days) from the date of purchase to complete this online course. You are able to rewind, fast forward and can view it multiple times over the course of the month.

2) The listed price is based on single person viewing only. If you do wish to undertake the course with others, you must each individually buy access to it, even if you are viewing it together. We offer discounts for group viewing.

3) Sharing any of the course content and/or log-in details is prohibited with anyone who has not bought access to the course themselves.

4) You may not record, copy, store or distribute this course or any part of it on any website where either you or others are able to retrieve it electronically. For example, Dropbox, Facebook, You Tube or slide-sharing sites.


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1 hour 56 minutes
12 lectures


The price is per person. If you are booking on behalf of others to participate on this course you will be required to 1) amend the quantity on the Cart page to reflect the number of people and 2) add their names and email addresses on the Checkout page.    


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