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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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Planning Creatively Around Texts KS1

This excellently rated course will introduce participants to effective ways to enhance reading and writing across the curriculum. Explore how to develop a cross-curricular unit of work around a high quality text and receive a copy of the text.

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This is Reading Conference 10th July 2015

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 and Philip Reeve, award-winning authors/illustrators, literacy experts and practitioners.

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29th May 2015 - 12:46

Book Planning Creatively #KS1 + DM us to WIN six The Feathered Ogre group reading books! http://t.co/TmURXmBibu http://t.co/hj6qTd5HU8

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29th May 2015 - 12:35

Grace Nichols on how teachers can help children develop a love of #poetry from poetryline https://t.co/z95GJlqa3q http://t.co/jYC5aNgGGp

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29th May 2015 - 8:20

BookPower special offer bundle – all four titles for only £20! http://t.co/QTN4kAoLNq

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Book great CPD this term

Looking for CPD this term? We have great courses this term. Book professional development for writing, planning creatively 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 - The Story of the Blue Planet

A fable about a peaceful planet inhabited only by children who take great joy in the beauty and wildness of their environment. Then one day a spaceship lands conveying an adult into their midst.

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Find out more about the Power of Reading

The Power of Reading project is in its 11th 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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