Just about books – children’s literature book group

Why is this important?

A UKLA project explored the importance of teachers reading children’s literature. They found that children identified as reluctant and disaffected readers became drawn into reading; their perceptions of their abilities as readers and self-confidence improved. They showed increased pleasure in reading and began to read both more regularly and more independently. The majority of the children’s attainment showed above average increases across the year. Children’s talk about reading and texts also became significantly more spontaneous, informed and extended.

Pleasure in reading is not something we teach: it is something we pass on. The National Curriculum requires us to encourage children to read widely to develop their knowledge of themselves and the world in which they live, to establish an appreciation and love of reading, and to gain knowledge.

How will it impact?

Members have the opportunity to broaden their reading by:

  • sharing favourite children’s books, authors and discussing a selected group read;
  • being involved in the North Somerset Teachers’ Book Award www.northsomersetteachersbookaward.com/.

Who is the professional development for?

Phase: Primary  Special

Target Group(s): English subject leaders, teachers and teaching assistants

What format will it take?

Thursday 25 May 2017 – 16:00 – 17:30
Thursday 6 July 2017 – 16:00 – 17:30

Learning Exchange member fee: Free of charge
Non-member fee: Free of charge

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