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Reading for Pleasure

Reading for Pleasure is the entitlement of every child, yet how can we foster readers’ desire and engagement?

Our research, a two phase Open University and UK Literacy Association project, examined children’s and teachers’ reading lives, and established effective ways to support Reading for Pleasure (RfP).

Working with 27 schools we gathered evidence of the subject knowledge and pedagogical practices that nurture readers desire to read. The importance of fostering readers’ agency and an informal, social and invitational RfP ethos is key, alongside rich professional repertoires of children’s texts that tempt. To explore the findings and Examples of Teachers’ RfP Practice that reflect them, click on the findings circles.

This RfP website seeks to support a vibrant professional community of teachers, student teachers, librarians, teaching assistants and literacy coordinators. To keep up to date sign up for our monthly newsletter with new books, free PowerPoints for CPD, videos and innovative Examples. Do share your own practice too.

Any help would be appreciated. I am trying to get Spanish novels for my bilingual fourth graders such as Percy Jackson Series and it’s going to expire next month our project. We just need $219.

Reception enjoyed a story with Ms Wood in the library #rainbeforerainbows 🌧 🌈 @SmritiPH @OpenUni_RfP #readingforpleasure #lovebooks #lovelearnserve 🌈🌈🌈

Yes, there’s a Children’s Little Library at a Morrison’s store near you!

Inspired by Rebecca Smith
Backed by @TeresaCremin
... and the rest is history.

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Illustration by Chris Riddell