Reading for Pleasure

At the first Project READ ‘What Works’ conference, ‘Growing a Reading for Pleasure Culture’, keynote speaker Professor Teresa Cremin shared research and practice insights into:

  • the benefits of building a Reading for Pleasure pedagogy in school
  • practical approaches to develop reciprocal and interactive communities of readers.

Delegates were introduced to the Open University community website www.research–rich-pedagogies/readingforpleasure

Case study Category
‘Summer Reads’: a reading project to enhance the Year 6 transition to Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School Academy (QEGS) in Ashbourne

In this case study, Jenny, the School Librarian, describes a summer reading project to enthuse Year 6 pupils to continue to read during the summer holiday.

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Reading together - parents and children at Ashbourne Hilltop Primary and Nursery School

In this case study, Susan shares how school encourages parents and children to read together both at school and at home.

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The Reading Shed: a special place to read at Ladywood Primary School

In this film clip, two Reading Buddies from Ladywood Primary School show us round their Reading Shed.

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