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Resources to support the teaching of reading in KS1/2

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Resources for principle 3

Develop children’s reading for pleasure


Resources for teachers:


Guidance and ideas for using reading journals with children


Selected titles for the Foundation Stage


Selected titles for Year 1 & 2


Julia Donaldson titles


Selected titles for Years 3 & 4


Selected titles for Years 5 & 6


Quentin Blake's poster of Daniel Pennac's 'The Rights of the Reader'


Bringing books to life - a real life Bear Hunt at Shap school 


Curiosity Kits - reading / resource kits based on a theme 


Riveting Reads - a 'School Library Association' guide to exciting titles to motivate boys in particular 


Booktrust is an independent national charity which encourages people of all ages and cultures to discover and enjoy reading. 


Resources for researchers:


Ofsted report on Reading for Purpose and Pleasure


Research paper by Cremin, T. et al Teachers as readers: building communities of readers


Clark, C. and Rumbold, K. (2006) Reading for Pleasure: a reasecrh overview. Executive Summary. National Literacy Trust


Clark, C. and Rumbold, K (2006) Reading for Pleasure: a research overview. Full Report. National Literacy Trust

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