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UKLA Viewpoints: Teachers and reading

Teachers who are committed readers and who model their enjoyment of reading to their classes, tend to:

  • plan their teaching around a wide range of high quality texts reflecting the diversity of young readers and their communities
  • motivate learners by modelling readerly behaviours
  • find engaging texts which are more demanding than children and young adults might read on their own
  • create opportunities to talk about reading
  • read aloud to classes from a range of fiction, information, poetry, and from what children and young adults write themselves
  • encourage reading of texts created by and about people of colour as a matter of course
  • lead children and young adults to seek out further reading matter independently
  • make informed choices of texts to recommend for school libraries and independent reading.

You can download the full UKLA Viewpoint on teachers and reading to the right of this page.

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