Reaching reluctant readers

Anne's reluctant reader courses explore the reasons for reading reluctance and identify effective strategies for changing attitudes to reading.

She delivers inset and local, regional and national training on this topic for primary and secondary teachers and librarians and for public library staff. Anne adapts all her courses to local needs and circumstances.

Participants can expect to gain:

  • greater understanding of the issues underlying reading reluctance
  • latest research and educational thinking
  • successful methods for overcoming reading reluctance
  • practical ways to excite children and young people about books and reading
  • more awareness of effective books and other resources for encouraging reading
  • extra ideas for exploiting resources

Anne provides comprehensive handouts to accompany this training, including weblinks, research findings, promotion strategies, and tips on suitable reading materials and ways to exploit them.

What people say about this training

Very thought-provoking and lots of new information to take away.

A fascinating insight into the problems faced by reluctant readers and how much can be done to encourage and help readers.

Brilliant! Very engaging and interactive without being scary.

Anne was truly inspirational.

Excellent! Really enjoyed talking about the different strategies/resources available.

A huge thank you to Anne - for confirming a few ideas I already had and providing evidence relating to what works in encouraging reluctant readers to pick up 'the right book for them.'

Very well structured, good balance of practical tasks and discussion.

Great opportunity to share ideas with staff from different settings to better reach reluctant readers.

Very informative, useful and eye-opening.

Excellent course. Liked particularly all the quotes on the screen to break up the sessions. Good mix of ideas to talk about. Very useful.

It was a very enjoyable and informative course. Anne was so enthusiastic and warm. I'm looking forward to putting ideas into practice.

Very enjoyable and interesting. A great mix of content. Lots to take away. Very well managed.

Excellent forum to sharing ideas and points of view.

Very enjoyable. Nicely paced. Plenty of opportunity to discuss in small and large groups. Everyone's opinion valued.

It was a fantastic day with lots of really useful and practical ideas.

Very informative and some really good ideas to take back.