So much of the primary strategy has been focused on targets, SATS and the building blocks of reading that reading for pleasure has been sidelined. This practical and focused book puts the 'fun' back into reading for children, providing whole school approaches to promoting reading for pleasure, both in fiction and non-fiction, and in popular cultural forms as well as literary ones.
Topics covered include:
o Developing a Reading Culture
o Promoting Enjoyment at Foundation Stage and KS1
o Promoting Enjoyment at KS2
o Getting Boys Reading
There are case-studies from real schools that have successfully created a thriving reading culture using ideas such as reading assemblies featuring 'real readers' from the local community, library loyalty cards and school book evenings and quizzes.
The author also offers guidance on how to use school development plans and self-evaluation procedures for the new style Ofsted inspections, to help plan for a positive reading environment. Information on evaluations of available print and internet-based materials which can help with the promotion of reading at whole-school and classroom level are also included.
The book will especially appeal to primary teachers in training and in practice (ITT courses and NQTs), literacy co-ordinators and senior managers in schools and literacy consultants and advisers.