Monday, 24 June 2013

Looked-after children and reading

This month has seen the publication of a special edition of Write4Children that is all about diversity, inclusion and equality issues in children’s reading and children’s literature. My article on looked-after children and reading is now on my website. It explores LAC’s literacy attainment and the reasons for their low achievement rates, discusses reading resources and the importance of sensitivity in their choice, and highlights the impact of interventions that have made reading materials more accessible to looked-after children.

Letterbox Club is a great book-gifting scheme for LAC. The photo shows an engrossed recipient of one of their packages.

It’s well worth having a look at the journal. The range of articles is fantastic. Lots of fascinating topics.