Promoting Reading for Pleasure in the Primary School
by Michael Lockwood
English primary schoolchildren are less likely to read for pleasure than their counterparts in many other countries. This practical and focused book discusses the background to this situation and looks at how government initiatives have tried to address it. Drawing on the author’s own research, the book suggests specific activities to develop whole school and classroom practice, helping to put the fun back into reading.
Each chapter features case study material and provides examples of planning from schools that have successfully created thriving reading cultures through schemes such as reading assemblies, book clubs, library loyalty cards, school book evenings and quizzes. There is also an extensive, annotated list of print and internet-based resources. Topics covered include:
- Becoming a reading for pleasure school
- Promoting a love of reading in the early years
- Developing reading enjoyment in the later primary years
- Getting boys reading.
This book is written for all those involved in education who would like to see as many children as possible develop a love of reading.
- Publisher: SAGE
- ISBN-13: 978 1 4129 2967 7
- Format: Paperback
- Published in 2008
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