This Example of Practice highlights how Matt Courtney successfully used Twitter to start to build an online reading community across four schools all part of United Learning, East London Cluster.

He wanted to build upon previous experience of using Twitter and apply it to supporting readers during school closures, and to involve the other schools in the East London Cluster. They invited children to share pictures of themselves reading via Twitter using the hashtag #ELReadAtHome. Staff have also been sharing videos of themselves reading aloud, sharing book recommendations, links to online author and illustrator content and competitions and even an emoji book quiz.

matt_C_ELreading_at_home.pdf

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