Being a Reading Teacher

Aidan Severs, from a primary school in Bradford, shares his commitment to developing as a Reading Teacher. In this recent blog he highlights the value in teachers having a deep insight into the nature of texts.

Teachers’ Reading Groups in New Zealand

Michelle Simms, primary school librarian at a school in Hamilton New Zealand, reports on her development of two Teachers’ Reading Groups. In her blog she describes how she used materials from this site to explore teachers' knowledge of children’s literature.

Reading for pleasure: just window dressing?

Teresa Cremin, Open University, questions whether incorporating reading for pleasure into the national curriculum is enough to ensure we develop communities of engaged readers. Read her contribution on the Cambridge Primary Trust blog.

Are you ‘Dahl Dependent’?

Jonny Walker, Assistant Director of the Elmhurst Teaching School, draws on our Research Rich Pedagogies web site in his recent blog 'Dahl Dependency', where he shares two favourite books that changed his life.