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.

#RfPPractice Today's EOP focus is teachers' knowledge of children's literature - Reading Books to Make Book Readers by Catherine Lang, a Year 1 teacher @ThackleyPrimary in Bradford. Read her excellent experience, here:

Stunning results presented today on the cognitive & emotional consequences of regular school based Reading Aloud for 0-14 year olds! At the University of Perugia👏📚📚📚
Good to share @OpenUni_RfP work too! @OUpgECY @regionetoscana

Books, books and more books! We love our job - thank you ⁦@HarperCollinsCh⁩ ⁦@TeresaCremin⁩ ⁦@kashleyenglish⁩ ⁦@StephanieHilde6⁩ ⁦@debbiet99313391⁩

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