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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.


26th April 2015 - 18:30

Submit your fave children's poem to @bbcpoetryplease and it could be read live on air to celebrate children’s poetry http://t.co/xSlkHbI482

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26th April 2015 - 18:15

"Children who read for pleasure are more likely to achieve" Institute of Education 2013 http://t.co/1eXxpkrZ2u #ReadingforPleasure

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26th April 2015 - 17:25

Power of Reading in the #EarlyYears - explore creative teaching approaches to engage learners http://t.co/1FjwR5djAJ #clpePOR

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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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Engage your pupils with poetry - the CLiPPA Shadowing Scheme

A great opportunity for primary schools to enhance their literacy curriculum by shadowing the CLiPPA (The CLPE Poetry Award) 2015 and to win the opportunity for children to perform poems on the national stage in front of the poets who created them!


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Ann's Book of the Week - If You Find This

A really good, exciting, twisting adventure where solving puzzles and overcoming problems lead to the most excellent discoveries – past and present.


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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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