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Reading for pleasure: conference for primary teachers & librarians, 29 June
Thu 29 June 2017, 09:15 – 16:00 BST
This full day conference for primary teachers and librarians will focus on inspiring children to read for pleasure, visual literacy, reflecting diversity in reading choices, being creative with books and reading strategies that raise attainment. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to share good practice.
The event will be chaired by the Guardian’s Children’s books editor Julia Eccleshare.
Rob Biddulph, author and illustrator of Blown Away, winner of the Waterstones Children’s book prize, and GRRRRR!, Odd Dog Out and Sunk! will discuss creating and illustrating stories for younger readers.
Farrah Serroukh, Learning Co-ordinator from CLPE will discuss the importance of literature that reflects the diversity of our classrooms and show how it can also support children to experience realities beyond those that are their own.
The conference will explore:
Strategies to include a diverse range of voices in the classroom.
Strategies to encourage whole school wider reading.
The writing process and what makes a good children’s book.
The importance of illustration and drawing in reading for pleasure.
Role of comics and graphic novels in reading for pleasure.
Critical thinking skills.
Being creative with books.
Sharing good practice.
Resources, ideas and tips that can be used in the classroom.
* Schedule is subject to change and last minute alteration.