Reader development

Anne's popular reader development courses for public, school and further education library staff and teachers identify successful ways to foster reading enjoyment and support literacy skills.

Anne provides courses that explore reader development with children and young people generically, and courses that focus on specific age-groups or particular issues such as reading reluctance and reading difficulties.

These courses are appropriate for national, regional and local authority training, and for whole school inset. Anne always tailors her courses to client and delegate requirements. All come with full sets of handouts.

All Anne’s reader development courses cover:

  • what motivates children and young people to read and what puts them off
  • practical methods for promoting pleasure in reading, broadening reading horizons and overcoming the barriers to reading
  • ideas for engaging reluctant readers
  • strategies for exploiting reading resources effectively
  • ideas for meeting children’s and young people’s reading needs supportively
  • recent research

Depending on need, courses can also include:

  • how children learn to read
  • ways to support children and young people with reading difficulties
  • gender and reading
  • reading and social exclusion
  • parents' and carers' needs and concerns, and ways to help

What people say about this training

Wonderful and informative.

Really enthusiastic and interesting course. Anne is an inspiration in promoting reading to children and adults.

I came on this training course for more ideas on how to promote reading in the library, and have come away with so much more! I now feel more motivated and I am sure that I can put the ideas into practice. The day was very well planned out.

An excellent course full of great ideas and examples. I'm sure the academic research and general resources links will prove very valuable.

Good discussions about classroom practice.

Clear and inspiring presentation. It gave me opportunities to hear and reflect on what reading is for those in the early stages of learning.

I feel very positive. The course has given me a great boost and encouragement for the future.

Coursework content pack very well laid out and useful. Presentation very clear. Group work very productive and insightful.

Relevant, informative and most enjoyable. I’ve been given extra confidence to help children in the library.

Truly inspirational! I have not felt quite so fired up about my work in a while, but the sky's the limit now.