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Reading for Pleasure conference, Thursday 21 November, 2019

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The Guardian

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This full day Guardian Education Centre conference, in association 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 conference starts at the Guardian at 9.15am. In the afternoon delegates will move to the British Library to encounter characters from children’s literature in the new child-friendly exhibition, Marvellous and Mischievous: Literature’s Young Rebels.

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

Konnie Huq, presenter and author, will discuss writing and illustrating the first in her children’s book series Cookie and the Most Annoying Boy in the World inspired by her London Bangladeshi background, her love of science and her unashamed nerdiness. Ben Lyttleton, co-author of the Football School series, will explain how his books encourage kids to develop a love of reading and curiosity about the world, and how they open up the school curriculum to enhance the learning process.

Education writer and researcher James Clements will discuss the impact of wider reading on writing. Cathy Spence will share successful classroom and whole school reading for pleasure strategies that are making a difference at Great Malvern Primary School.

There will be sessions and workshops on successful and practical classroom reading for pleasure strategies, visual literacy, poetry, critical literacy and empowering children to navigate news stories from NewsWise, The National Literacy Trust and Sally Kindberg.

Muswell Hill Children’s bookshop will be selling books on the day.

The conference will explore:

  • Ideas for promoting enjoyment and engagement in reading.
  • The writing process and what makes a good children’s book.
  • The importance of illustration and drawing in reading for pleasure.
  • Using sport to inspire reading for pleasure
  • Encouraging young people to read and write poetry.
  • News literacy and empowering children to be fake news detectives.
  • Working with organisations that promote a love of reading.
  • Being creative with books.
  • Sharing good practice.

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

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