Teenage reading groups

In response to demand, Anne now offers training for school and public library staff and other interested practitioners on running successful teenage reading groups. This course explores ways to make teenage reading groups as enjoyable and effective as possible, with opportunities throughout to raise concerns and share good practice.

Participants will gain lots of up-to-the-minute ideas and tips, backed up with valuable handouts.

This course is appropriate for national and regional bodies and as local authority training. Anne adapts all her courses to local circumstances and participants' needs.

Topics for discussion

  • What is the value of teenage reading groups?
  • What do we want them to achieve?
  • What are good strategies to ensure they meet these aims?
  • What are effective ways to elicit effective discussions?
  • What sort of books work well and how might we use them?

What people say about this training

Very interesting and useful session which has been a brilliant introduction to running a Teenage Reading Group.

Excellent course. Great mix of group participation and knowledge from Anne. Some really great resources given. Liked the group tasks - raised lots of different interesting ideas. Really useful and interesting!

Well structured and practical and handouts were very useful. Thank you!

As someone who has only recently begun to co-run a teenage reading group I found the session to be incredibly informative and detailed. I can confidently say that I have come away feeling more prepared and with fresh new ideas.

Really enjoyable and informative. Good balance of discussion, questions. I feel more confident in starting our TRG ... watch this space.

Excellent course. It was good to share and discuss ideas together. The questions given were useful and provoked useful constructive conversation.

Great ideas on different books to use.

This was a great opportunity to share ideas and made me think what I actually wanted to achieve for and with my group. Having run groups for many years, it was nice to have a 'confidence boost' and a challenge!

I found it really useful as it made me think in different ways about TRG.

Thank you for the great handouts!

Course was very interesting and gave a lot of new ideas. Very useful. Anne was very friendly and easy to talk to.

A really informative and enjoyable session.

The session was very useful. Great to split between whole and individual group chats. New ideas. Useful websites and activities. Would attend a course like this again.