UKLA British Library National Conference 2012 *FULLY BOOKED*

Wider Reading and Reading for Pleasure: Developing readers at KS2 and KS3

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This event took place Tuesday March 27th, 2012

This timely and inspirational conference focuses on the significance of children reading and writing for pleasure and independence. It explores ways to motivate, engage and foster both wider reading and reading for pleasure in primary and secondary classrooms. UKLA are delighted to be hosting this conference in the fabulous surroundings of the British Library, near St. Pancras, a fitting venue for a conference dedicated to developing young people’s desire, interest and independence as readers. Target Audience: Teachers (KS2 and KS3) lecturers, librarians, advisers, consultants, ASTs with an English or literacy specialism. This professional development opportunity will enable participants to:

  • profile wider reading and writing for pleasure in school- the will alongside the skill
  • examine ways to build communities of readers
  • consider the characteristics of  schools where the curriculum gives a high profile to reading for pleasure
  • engage with classroom activities that promote reading independence and choice
  • be introduced to recently published, high quality texts for Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3
  • browse and buy books from a specialist children’s  and UKLA bookshop  

Keynote Speakers include: Gabrielle Cliff Hodges, Cambridge University, Philip Jarrett, HMI Mal Peet, author and Marilyn Brocklehurst, Norfolk Bookshop.  

Download the conference flier