Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School

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This practical and focused book draws on the authorA’s own research project in order to identify good practice in promoting reading for enjoyment. It presents specific activities which teachers can use to develop their own whole school and classroom practice, enabling them to put the fun back into reading. Each chapter features case-study material and provides examples of planning from schools that have successfully created thriving reading cultures through schemes such as reading assemblies, book clubs, library loyalty cards, school book evenings and quizzes. There is also an extensive, annotated list of print and internet-based resources. Topics covered include: Becoming a reading for pleasure school Promoting a love of reading in the early years Developing reading enjoyment in the later primary years Getting boys reading Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School is written for all those involved in education who would like to see as many children as possible develop a love of reading. It will be particularly relevant for pre-service and in-service K-8 teachers, teaching assistants, advisers and consultants, and teacher educators and researchers.Familiar stories or rhymes and traditional tales can also be revisited in cross- curricular contexts. ... also seen as having boy-appeal, was linked with the reading of Ruth Browna#39;s classic atmospheric picture book A Dark, Dark Tale ( 1981).

Title:Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School
Author:Michael Lockwood, M. J. Lockwood
Publisher:SAGE - 2008-06-30


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