Reading for pleasure

Resources to support you with encouraging reading for pleasure

Bug Club Reading Corner
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1. Reading for Pleasure changes lives

2. Teacher's knowledge of children's literature and other texts

3. Teacher's knowledge of children as readers

4. Reading aloud and informal book talk

5. Reading time and the social reading environment

6. Reading teachers and building communities of readers

Helping primary school teachers 'Get Everyone Reading' with Alec Williams
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  • Making eBooks Count: The case for online readers to support development by Ben Connor

    Research has shown that enjoyment of reading is key to future success. However, we also live in a digital age, where our pupils spend a vast amount of their time consuming information via digital and social media platforms. Although print is important, access to digital books on a range of devices can give children more opportunities to read.

  • Too Grown up for picture books? by Ceridwen Eccles

    A picture book is classed as one in which a narrative is combined with a visual element. This can take the form of wordless storybooks to graphic novels. Traditionally, there has been an assumption that these books are primarily geared towards younger readers, but increasingly, teachers and parents are seeing the benefit to academic attainment, mental wellbeing and inspiring reluctant readers to engage and take joy from reading for all aged children. And indeed, for adults. 

  • Reading for Writing by Ben Connor

    The chicken or the egg. What comes first, reading or writing? In this blog Ben Connor discusses how reading supports successful writing.