The Reading for Pleasure Conference held at the headquarters of the Guardian newspaper at the end of November 2017 was truly inspiring. It had a great mixture of authors sharing their literary journeys and passionate educators with practical takeaways regarding best practice for the classroom. There were also a series of workshops and I was fortunate to attend one given by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE) on developing a whole school reading culture.
Below I have listed the points I found of interest from each speaker.
1- Supporting Staff 2- Teaching the Reading Curriculum 3- Engaging Parents 4- Developing the Reading Environment 5- Targeting Resources 6- Celebrating Reading
You can read more about the Project here: http://fdslive.oup.com/www.oup.com/oxed/primary/literacy/reading-for-pleasure-report.pdf?region=uk
We have been lucky enough to collaborate with CLPE in order to strengthen links between our IPC units and literacy and language. If you’ve not seen it yet have a look at our news story here. I’ve also blogged about it here. If you are already an IPC School you will be able to find the initial mapping documents on MyFieldwork.