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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.

Register a FREE ticket for the 2021 Teachers' Reading Challenge Launch🤗@readingagency

A fab panel including @TeresaCremin and @ArticuLaight will discuss the importance of #ReadingforPleasure: 6th July

Final session of @OpenUni_RfP @chiuniAcademies Teacher's Reading Group #ChiTrustTRG and here is our #bookwave. Thanks to everyone who has contributed.

@WestSussexSLS @ChiTeachMeet @RuthEllenClark

See you next year!

Welcome to the OU! 🌈🌈🌈@debbiet99313391 and @StephanieHilde6 👏👏👏Looking forward to working with you from September 🧶#readingforpleasure The thread that connects! 🧶🧶🧶@OpenUni_RfP

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Illustration by Chris Riddell