Overcoming Barriers to Reading for Pleasure – Spring/Summer 2024

World Book Day and the Reading for Pleasure team at The Open University have been working in partnership over the last several years to connect research and practice with the World Book Day campaign. This year we are looking to focus on the development of children’s reading identities and the very particular influence the reading identity of teachers has on this. OU research indicates strong relationship between teachers and children’s reader identities (Cremin et al., 2022).

We are thrilled to present our new series of four webinars: Overcoming Barriers to Reading for Pleasure. Each episode in this series will explore a different barrier to reading for pleasure that children have reported and considers some solutions, as Reading Teachers. We hope this series will stimulate discussion and reflection amongst those interested in fostering a genuine reading for pleasure community.

Introduction – Overcoming Barriers to RfP Series:

 

Episode One: ‘Readers Don’t Always See Genuine Role Models’ – Overcoming Barriers to RfP Series:

 

Episode Two: ‘Readers Don’t Always Feel Confident Sharing Their Thoughts About Books’ – Overcoming Barriers to RfP Series:

 

Episode Three: ‘Readers Don’t Always Want To Read The Same Thing’ – Overcoming Barriers to RfP Series:

 

Episode Four: Coming soon in June.

Download the Reading and Writing for Pleasure Framework and other OURfP research: https://ourfp.org/publications

Visit World Book Day’s website: https://www.worldbookday.com/about-us…

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