Promoting reading for pleasure across the curriculum at Willingdon Community School is based on findings from the Open University’s Teachers as Readers project. This project stated that in order to effectively develop reading for pleasure, schools need to develop:
1. Considerable knowledge of children’s literature and other texts
2. Knowledge of children’s reading practices
3. A reading for pleasure pedagogy which includes:Social reading environments
- Reading aloud
- Independent reading
- Informal book talk, inside-text talk and recommendations
4. As Reading Teachers: teachers who read and readers who teach
5. Reading communities that are reciprocal and interactive.
(Cremin, T., Mottram, M., Collins, F., Powell, S., Safford, K. (2014) Building Communities of Engaged Readers London: Routledge)
Looking for some reading inspiration ideas?
Click on these reading for pleasure links and see what captures your imagination.
Looking for some reading inspiration?
Click on these links to see reading for pleasure ideas that will capture your imagination.
2020 Read for Empathy Guide for young people aged 11-16
Longlist for the 2020 CILIP Carnegie and Kate Greenaway Medals
Southern School Book Award
Reading ideas for Year 7 from The School Reading List
Reading ideas for Year 8 from The School Reading List
Reading ideas for Year 9 from The School Reading List
Reading ideas for Year 10 from The School Reading List
Reading ideas for Year 11 from The School Reading List
Graphic novels for young adults aged 12-16 in KS3 and KS4 from The School Reading List
Magazines and newspapers for teenagers from The School Reading List