The Power of a Rich Reading Classroom
Literacy | Primary English | Teacher Leadership
There is something quite magical about forming a connection to a book: the way in which the words on the page can conjure feelings of excitement, fun, joy, laughter or tears, channeling the part of our being that fundamentally makes us human.
The journey that children take as they travel towards becoming a competent and confident reader can be a long, winding and complex road. This book helps teachers understand how to build a quality reading rich curriculum that supports the needs of all the children in their classroom.
Starting with a section on choosing texts, the book goes on to explore a variety of essential teaching approaches from a read aloud programme, to drama and storytelling, art and illustration. This is a practical resource that provides teachers and schools ideas to support the embedding of text experience and deliver a reading rich curriculum that leads to higher student attainment and working at greater depth.
This book will definitely be worth featuring on all of our reading lists for Core Primary English modules. It underpins many of the key principles of English teaching including the importance of teachers having a wide and up-to-date knowledge of children's literature in order to be able to engage and recommend books to children; the importance of reading aloud; drama and modelling reading and writing. Chapters feature interesting suggestions of children's books to use in the classroom and research which underpins each principle.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 1: Reflecting Realities: Nurturing Reader Identity - Farrah Serroukh