Developing a Love of Reading and Books
Teaching and nurturing readers in primary schools
- Angela Gill
- Megan Stephenson
- David Waugh - University of Durham, UK
Transforming Primary QTS Series
Curriculum Development (K-12) | Literacy | Primary English
Ensuring children read for pleasure and develop a life-long love of reading is a priority for all primary school teachers.
The National Curriculum focuses heavily on promoting reading for pleasure and engaging pupils using a range of diverse and inclusive texts and materials.
This text supports trainee teachers working towards primary QTS and Early Career Teachers to understand the importance of supporting children to become readers, enjoy reading for pleasure and develop higher level reading skills. It includes guidance, case studies and theoretical perspectives to show trainee teachers how they can develop children’s reading.
Excellent addition to our reading list on our Level 4 Primary English course as our student teachers begin their journey as Teachers of Reading and Reading Teachers.
This book provides excellent insight into how we can ensure all children from a young age develop a love of books and reading.
This book will be valuable reading for your Primary teaching students. It highlights the importance of reading for pleasure and suggests how teachers can balance the demands of the curriculum with high quality literature and reading for pleasure. As a result of research in chapter one our team of English lecturers are setting up an online book group to create a community of readers. The chapter on building diversity and inclusion is also an essential read.