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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.

Do share this Poster with parents to support readers 🌈🌈Pls RT! @jonnybid @MrEPrimary @_Reading_Rocks_ @PrimaryRocks1 @whatSFSaid #homelearning Reading counts+relaxes! 🌈🌈@mattheweduk @kat_brereton @PrimaryEnglish @InspirePriEng @Whizpoppie @SadiePhillips 🌈🌈@OpenUni_RfP

Super excited to hear the 1st of our South Lanarkshire teachers have received their @gtcs certificates after being awarded Professional Recognition in Reading for Pleasure Pedagogy following their participation in the SLC @OpenUni_RfP primary & secondary Teachers' Reading Groups!


When over 90% of the Netherburn Primary School families said they had never been to the local library, Jill Queen opened the school library to the community.

Truly #inspiring 🙌

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Illustration by Chris Riddell