This course will consider what defines the concept of ‘reading for pleasure’ and why it has become an integral feature of statutory requirements. Participants will explore how they can develop a Reading for Pleasure School, including guidance on the creation, management and development of dedicated spaces that will support children’s learning and encourage a love of reading.
Teachers will look at the role of quality literature and ways to develop literacy environments, school libraries and approaches to learning that encourage a positive reading culture.
• Gain a deep understanding of the rationale for developing a reading for pleasure culture and its many academic and personal benefits.
• Consider the ten core principles outlined in our Reading for Pleasure publication derived from the research behind CLPE’s long standing Power of Reading Programme.
• Receive guidelines for book and resource selection for a primary school library and a guide to library organisation and management
• Discuss ideas for encouraging children to develop a love of reading
"It has fired me up with enthusiasm for what is a rather daunting challenge."Course Participant, 2015-16
"Most students who read well say that one of their teachers or another influential adult made them keen by sharing their bookish pleasure with them."Margaret Meek: Learning to Read, 1982
"Reading … feeds pupils’ imagination and opens up a treasure-house of wonder and joy for curious young minds."National Curriculum 2014