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Reading for Pleasure conference, 9 October 2020

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Please note this conference originally organised for 27 March has been rescheduled to 9 October and speakers reconfirmed.

This full day Guardian Education Centre conference, in partnership with British Library learning for primary school teachers and librarians will explore strategies to engage young people with reading, putting books at the heart of learning.

The day will focus on inspiring children to read for pleasure, reading choices, visual literacy, writing for pleasure, critical literacy and reading strategies that raise attainment. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to share good practice.

Cressida Cowell, Waterstones Children’s Laureate and prize-winning author and illustrator of The Wizard of Once and How to Train Your Dragon series will discuss writing children’s fiction, inspiring reading for the joy of it, and the value of creative time for children. Sita Brahmachari, who won the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize with her debut novel, Artichoke Hearts, will be discussing the inspiration behind her latest book Where The River Runs Gold and the themes of community, family, environmental awareness, art and activism that run through it.

The event will be chaired by the Guardian’s Children’s books editor Julia Eccleshare.

Catherine Millar will share successful classroom reading for pleasure strategies that have worked in Yorkshire primary schools.

There will be sessions and workshops on successful and practical classroom reading for pleasure strategies, writing for pleasure, critical literacy, parental engagement and book choices with the British Library learning team, NewsWise, The National Literacy Trust, BookTrust and the Reading Agency.

Delegates will have the opportunity from 3.15 pm to visit the British Library for a guided introduction from the Schools Team, including a visit to the Library’s Treasures Gallery to see some of the most iconic items in the collection.

The conference will explore:

  • Ideas for promoting enjoyment and engagement in reading.

  • Raising attainment in reading and writing.

  • The writing process and what makes a good children’s book.

  • The importance of illustration and drawing in reading for pleasure.

  • Creative writing inspired by reading for pleasure.

  • News literacy.

  • Visual literacy

  • Engaging parents in promoting reading for pleasure

  • Working with organisations that promote a love of reading.

  • Online resources

  • Being creative with books.

  • Sharing good practice.

The conference costs £120 plus VAT (£144) which includes lunch and resources.

For further enquiries email educationcentre@theguardianfoundation.org or telephone 020 3353 3307

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