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Reading for pleasure

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Why share? Research-informed RfP practices are needed to support young readers, many of whom can but don’t choose to read. Through basing your development work on trusted research your professional learning will be enhanced as you learn from and add to the TaRs research insights. The opportunity to showcase your work enables you to:  

  • share good practice informed by research
  • participate in the RfP community
  • raise the profile of the school and its commitment to this agenda
  • develop questions for further enquiry.

What is the web space based upon? The site is based upon the TaRs research project. This showed that in order to effectively develop children’s RfP, teachers need to develop:

  1. Considerable knowledge of children’s literature and other texts
  2. Knowledge of children’s reading practices
  3. A reading for pleasure pedagogy, encompassing:
    • social reading environments
    • reading aloud
    • informal book talk, inside-text talk and recommendations
    • independent reading time
  4. As Reading Teachers- teachers who read and readers who teach
  5. Reciprocal and interactive reading communities.

What form does sharing take?  To share the development of your RfP work based on the TaRs research, upload your work as a word document or a PowerPoint.  See the templates (with prompts) and the exciting examples on the site, and be sure to include some engaging pictures!

Can I do this with others? You can do this alone or create a group to develop and share your research-informed RfP practice- in ITE or CPD as a staff team. You can use the site to share and showcase your new knowledge and practice and the impact upon young readers.

Is additional information needed?  When you upload, you will be asked for your email, your school’s name, information about the age you teach and keywords about your work. You will need to confirm you have permission from your setting to upload your work, and that you have followed the guidance on photographs below.

What about the ethics of uploading photos?  You will need to ensure you have permission to upload visuals with children/adults in. If you are working in an educational setting you’ll be familiar with ethical requirements as they’ll be stated in your organisation’s policy and you will need to comply with these. This website’s policy draws on this good practice. So your upload will need to:

  • Avoid naming children in your write up
  • Only include photos of people, including children, where they or their parents have given their permission.  Check who is on record as willing to be included in website photographs.
  • Check photographs of displays/ children’s work do not inadvertently include names or photos of anyone who has not agreed.

The best uploads will, we hope, showcase vibrant and imaginative practice informed by the research that others will be keen to learn from.

Downloads

Please use one of the templates here to share the details of your own practice. This has guidance that will help you to write a successful example! Please download the format that you prefer and use it to create a document that we can offer to other practitioners from this site.

Once you've populated your template, you're ready to share with the community!

Download Word template

Download Powerpoint template