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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.

To celebrate @WorldBookDayUK, this week the English Department is sharing the lockdown book recommendations of MCS pupils and staff.

Hugo G, Upper Sixth
📖Book: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Ken Kesey
❓Why: read Hugo's review


Reading for Pleasure Book of the Week! 📣

This week's book is...
📖 Britannica All New Children's Encyclopedia: What We Know & What We Don't

Stunning illustrations, fascinating facts that will inspire curiosity in anyone!


To get you in the mood for @WorldBookDayUK this Thursday, why not try our fun children's book quiz Can you get all ten questions right? #WorldBookDay

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Illustration by Chris Riddell