£120

Reading for Pleasure primary teacher conference, Monday 5 March 2018

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The Guardian

Kings Place

90 York Way

London

N1 9GU

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This full day conference for primary school teachers and librarians, in our popular Reading for pleasure series, 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, poetry, creative writing, nonfiction texts 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.

Emma Carroll author of Letters from the Lighthouse, Strange Star, In Darkling Wood, The Girl Who Walked on Air and Frost Hollow Hall shares her writing process and ideas for finding inspiration. Prue Goodwin, lecturer in literacy and children’s books, will discuss strategies to get children reading, learning and achieving.

There will be sessions and workshops on successful and practical classroom reading for pleasure strategies, visual literacy, poetry for children and nonfiction writing.

The conference will explore:

  • Ideas for promoting enjoyment and engagement in reading.
  • Raising achievement.
  • Strategies to encourage whole school wider reading.
  • The importance of illustration and drawing in reading for pleasure.
  • Nonfiction texts and media.
  • The writing process and what makes a good children’s book.
  • The role of poetry in reading for pleasure
  • Being creative with books.
  • Sharing good practice.
  • 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 on Monday 5 March, 9.15am-4pm.

Great value at £120 (including VAT) which includes lunch and resources.

For further information please email educationcentre@theguardian.com, or telephone 020 3353 3306/7.

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