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Welcome to The Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

The CLPE is an independent UK charity with a global reputation for the quality of our research into literacy and teaching. Our work promotes high standards in the teaching of literacy. We particularly emphasise the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings.

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The Role of Rhyme and Song in Early Phonological Development

This fun and highly practical day will offer ideas to develop children’s early phonological awareness through singing, reciting chants and rhymes and following beats and rhythms, laying the foundation for reading readiness and the success of systematic phonics teaching


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This is Reading Conference

Join CLPE for this informative and insightful conference which will explore what it takes to become a successful Reading for Pleasure school.The outstanding line up of speakers includes Aidan Chambers, award-winning authors/illustrators and literacy experts and practitioners.


19th April 2015 - 12:05

Examine the role literature can play in preparing #KS1 children for #writing http://t.co/A8WXznA4So #inspiringwriting

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19th April 2015 - 8:00

A chance to hear from and work with fantastic authors/illustrators #ThisisReading conference: http://t.co/gBxGymaxXM...

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18th April 2015 - 19:00

Explore simple ideas for what to do with instruments that will make a big difference to your #EY sessions http://t.co/LbXCHELo5T

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Book great CPD this term for EYFS, KS1 & KS2

Looking for CPD for EYFS, KS1 or KS2? We have great courses this term. Book professional development for writing, phonics and developing a reading for pleasure school or attend an inspiring conference.


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Register for Core Books Online FREE

Our much-loved Core Book List is now available as a FREE online resource. Nearly 2500 teachers, librarians and parents have registered to find out about the carefully chosen, comprehensive selection of hundreds of high quality texts for children from ages 3 -11. Don't miss out.


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Download Reading for Pleasure - What We Know Works

Our Power of Reading Project gives us a unique perspective on the successful teaching of reading in primary schools. We have produced a free, practical booklet sharing the things that teachers told us need to be considered and developed if schools are to be successful in promoting a love of reading.


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Ann's Book of the Week - You Tell Me

A new edition of a favourite poetry book which displays many facets of humour.


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Find out more about the Power of Reading

The Power of Reading project is in its tenth successful year and growing. Find out more about the 2015-2016 project, book your places and access the project website here.


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