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Immerse Yourself in… Children’s Fiction

Written by Lisa Spurgin, 28th November 2013

secondary schools blogImmerse Yourself in...Children's Fiction
Tuesday 10th December, 4-7pm
Liverpool Hope University, Faculty of Education, Eden Building, Hope Park Campus, Liverpool L16 9JD

Primary school teachers and teaching assistants can join The Reader Organisation for this special after-school session at Liverpool Hope University exploring the very best children's fiction, contemporary and classic, and how to make the best use of them in reading for pleasure with pupils.

Reading for pleasure is now a top Ofsted requirement for Outstanding schools, and being immersed in great books, stories and poems is the best way for a child to acquire understanding and develop other skills such as writing and speaking confidently. A recent report from the Institute of Education (IoE) also found that reading for pleasure puts children ahead in the classroom in learning vocabulary, spelling and maths skills (IoE, 2013).

At The Reader Organisation, our work with children and young people is focused entirely on reading for pleasure, with over nine years of experience sharing reading in a range of diverse and challenging settings. Our Hope Readers project at Liverpool Hope University is developing a culture of reading for pleasure amongst education students who will become teachers of the future, passing on their love of reading to their pupils. Find out more about the project and our work in Hope on the Hope Readers blog:

Join Liverpool Hope Reader-in-Residence Charlotte Weber, Everton Family Project Worker Laura Lewis and Founder and Director of The Reader Organisation Jane Davis in this unique CPD session to:

  • Find new great books, stories and authors
  • Read for pleasure by exploring the books in relaxed, shared reading groups
  • Get ideas and strategies about how to use books and texts in the classroom
  • Get ideas on making reading for pleasure a reality in your school

Places on this special Children's Fiction CPD event cost £50 per person (including a free copy of The Reader Organisation's anthology for children and young people, A Little, Aloud for Children).

For further information and/or to register please contact Fiona Gustard, CPD Projects Administrator at Liverpool Hope University on or call 0151 291 3061

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