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, 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 Egmont RfP Awards, Frank Cottrell Boyce and Norfolk Children’s Book Centre bookshop will enrich the day! Workshops led by OU/UKLA Teachers’ Reading Group members will share evidence-informed practice.
Reading for Pleasure: the thread that connects
09.30-10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00-10.15 Research to practice welcome: Teresa Cremin, The OU
10.15-10.45 Egmont Reading for Pleasure Awards in association with The OU and UKLA
10.45-11.30 Practitioner Keynote: Kat Young & Clara Breakwell,
Creating reading cultures
11.30-12.00 Coffee and bookshops
12.00-13.00 Workshops A B C D E
13.00-13.45 Lunch and bookshops
13.45-14.45 Workshops A B C D E
14.55-15.45 Author Keynote: Frank Cottrell Boyce
15.45-16.00 Closing words: Book blether and commitments
This event has been re-scheduled for 26 June 2021 and tickets should be available when the current social distancing measures are relaxed. Please visit the Open University Reading for Pleasure website here.