Reading for Pleasure: the thread that connects

OU Reading for Pleasure Conference in association with UKLA. This conference will help you enrich your repertoire of children’s texts and create reading communities that connect and support young readers.

9:30am - 4:30pm Saturday November 30th, 2019

Reading for Pleasure: the thread that connects

Reading for pleasure is a social justice issue. International evidence indicates it offers cognitive, social and emotional benefits, helping children make connections with each other, their teachers, their families and the wider world. This conference will help you enrich your repertoire of children’s texts and create reading communities that connect and support young readers. The author Gill Lewis will join us and Nikki Gamble from Just Imagine, as well as Norfolk Children’s Book Centre bookshop! Workshops will be led by OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Group members offering new ideas based on their evidence-informed practice.

Come to be inspired and make more of a difference in your classroom!

09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee

10.00-10.20 Research to practice welcome: Teresa Cremin, The OU

10.20-11.00 Practitioner keynote: Julie Doyle, Creating a rich reading culture

11.00- 12.00 Workshops A B C D E

11.45-12.15 Coffee and bookshops 12.15-12.45 Research keynote: Nikki Gamble, The good, the bad and the invisible

12.45-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.30 Workshops A B C D E

14.35-15.40 Author keynote: Gill Lewis

15.45-16.00 Closing words: Book blether and commitments

Booking:

Tickets are only £30. You can book here (link to Eventbrite)

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