‘The man who does not read has no advantage over the man who cannot read.’
Learning to read is one of the most important gifts we can give to our children. Teaching every child to read well is vital, but it is only half of the story. For children to share all of the benefits that reading can bring, we've got to help them to grow into life-long readers. We have to teach everyone to read and do everything we can to encourage children to actually choose to read. This is what outstanding reading schools do.
Oxford University Press and English adviser James Clements have worked together with a group of inspirational primary schools to devise six strategies to help every school to become an outstanding reading school.
The six strategies, supported by practical ideas and free resources, provide a simple framework to help you to develop a strong reading culture at your school:
1- Supporting Staff
2- Teaching the Reading Curriculum
3- Engaging Parents
4- Developing the Reading Environment
5- Targeting Resources
6- Celebrating Reading
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