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Upcoming event: Reading for Pleasure and Diverse Books for Children

Upcoming event: Reading for Pleasure and Diverse Books for Children

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Join us for a Facebook Live event in partnership with Pearson, where teacher and Head of English, Hayley Andrews, will talk about the importance of diverse and inclusive books in the mission to get more children and young people reading for pleasure.

This event will be geared towards KS3-4 teachers and school staff, though librarians, parents and those teaching other year groups are welcome to join. Hayley will draw on her experience and learnings to discuss:

• Why reading a diverse range of stories/authors/illustrators can encourage all children to read for pleasure.
• Why children who see themselves in the books they read and more likely to read for pleasure.
• The importance of books celebrating diversity and inclusivity in all its forms, including ethnic, cultural, religious, sexuality, gender identity, class, neurodiversity, and physical disability.
• Practical advice on how teachers can encourage reading for pleasure in the classroom, including dealing with small/non-existent budgets.
• Book recommendations.

The discussion will end with a 15-minute audience Q&A.

Wednesday 21 July, 4-4.45PM
Register your interest and watch the event here

13 July 2021

Welcome to the 2021 Teachers' Reading Challenge!

Welcome to the 2021 Teachers' Reading Challenge!

Welcome to the 2021 Teachers' Reading Challenge! image

Welcome to the 2021 Teachers’ Reading Challenge! Once you have logged back in or created an account, head to your profile to set your reading target and log your books. You can use the Book Sorter and the Top 100 Book Reviews page to find recommendations and share your thoughts with other participants on the message board. Don’t forget to explore the Find a Read page, where we’ve listed tonnes of resources including activity sheets, reading guides, teacher notes and weekly booklists for all ages.

If you have any difficulties taking part in the Challenge or using the website, please get in touch at teachersreadingchallenge@readingagency.org.uk.

9 July 2021