Reading for pleasure at key stages 2 and 3

This interactive course explores practical strategies for maintaining and enhancing enthusiasm for reading at key stages 2 and 3.

The course is suitable for literacy leaders, class teachers, support staff, school librarians and public library staff.

Anne always tailors this course to local needs. It comes with a full set of handouts.

Expected learning outcomes include:

  • more awareness of what inspires children to read and what puts them off
  • the context in terms of latest research, Ofsted and the national curriculum
  • new ideas for encouraging reading for pleasure across the curriculum
  • fresh perspectives on supporting children at the transition from key stage 2 to key stage 3
  • more understanding of the role of the library in fostering reading
  • extra strategies for exploiting books and other materials effectively
  • greater knowledge of appropriate resources for encouraging reading
  • ideas for improving the reading ethos and culture in school and beyond

What people say about this course

Excellent practical ideas that can be implemented immediately.

Highly motivational. Heaps of ideas to take back and try at school.

A very useful and wide-ranging course. I’ve certainly learnt a great deal about the different challenges faced by libraries and schools, and have gleaned some very useful ideas to take to my Chatterbooks reading group.

There was a lot of time given to group sharing which was great.

It was all most useful. The chance to share ideas with librarians, TAs, teachers, at both primary and secondary was invaluable.

The course has given me confidence and inspiration.