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Reading for pleasure - conference for secondary teachers and librarians, Th...
Thu 23 March 2017, 09:15 – 16:00 GMT
This full day conference for secondary 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, approaches to reading choices, being creative with books and reading strategies that raise attainment. Throughout the day there will be opportunities to share good practice.
The conference will be chaired by the Guardian’s children’s books editor Julia Eccleshare.
Alex Wheatle, MBE, author of Brixton Rock, East of Acre Lane,Island Songs, Brenton Brown, The Dirty South, Liccle Bit and winner of the Guardian Children’s fiction prize 2016 forCrongton Knights will discuss writing for teenagers. Candy Gourlay (Shine and Tall) will explain how becoming an author is a Hero’s Journey and how a delight in writing can be nurtured.
Mark Warner, assistant headteacher, will discuss how innovative reading for pleasure initiatives have transformed teaching and learning at Patcham High School. There will be sessions led by speakers as well as good practice workshops on reading for pleasure in schools from the British Library Learning team and Book Trust.
The conference will explore:
Ideas for promoting enjoyment and engagement in reading.
Strategies to encourage whole school wider reading.
The writing process and what makes a good children’s book.
Strategies to include a diverse range of voices in the classroom.
Being creative with books.
Sharing good practice.
Working with organisations that promote a love of reading.
Resources, ideas and tips that can be used in the classroom.
The conference will take place at the Guardian offices at Kings Place, 90 York Way, London, N1 9GU.
Great value at £96 (including VAT) which includes lunch and resources.