CLPE's highly successful Power of Reading training programme is designed to support schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils.

This website provides access to the bank of teaching sequences and materials developed to complement the Power of Reading training. To access the site and the resources you need to have a subscription. If your school is participating in the training programme, the subscription fee is included in the cost of the training.

There are currently 180 teaching sequences and more than 1000 examples of practice on this site. The teaching sequences are units of work that guide planning and help teachers to select the best teaching approaches to explore high quality texts in depth, enhancing reading comprehension and providing meaningful contexts and purposes for writing.  

Attend the Power of Reading Information Conference on Friday 26 May

Find out more information about the Power of Reading training 

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PDF icon Introduction to CLPE Power of Reading Website 17-18.pdf

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Find Power of Reading books and teaching sequences

All Year GroupsYears 1 & 2Years 5 & 6
FoundationYears 3 & 4Year 7



Reading for Pleasure

At CLPE we work to 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.  The Power of Reading is our flagship project which is underpinned and based on our research and experience.

More information about the Power of Reading

Reading for Pleasure, What We Know Works

The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales

A Sample Power of Reading Teaching Sequence

Shortlisted for the Education Resources Awards 2017 for Power of Reading training and website and the Poetryline website.