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Reading Together day – 16th July 2020

Families across the country are invited to take part in the celebration of reading together on 16 July as part of the Reading Together Day, coordinated by The Reading Agency. The day will showcase a shared schedule of events featuring collaborators including Authors Aloud UK, Arts Council England, ASCEL, BookTrust, British Library, CILIP, Coram Beanstalk, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Department for Education, Dollywood Foundation, Libraries Connected, National Literacy Trust, Open University, Pearson, Publishers…

Can we read it again?

All teachers and parents have heard these words, as an eager child wants it read again and again! It can be exhausting! This short article offers some research-informed thoughts about the role of re-reading. The power of children returning to texts and the evidence which suggests that, as active participants in the story, their talk and their thinking increases as they became more familiar with the book. There is more…

Phonic and reading support and Practise over Summer – Set 1

Listen to your child read to you every day Choose books you have at home or an online book from Oxford Owl .Sound out the words they can’t read automatically when they read the story. Don’t let them struggle too much though.Read back each sentence or page to them – this keeps the plot moving. Do it all with patience and love. Read to your child every day Did you…

Phonic and reading support and Practise over Summer – Set 2

Listen to your child read to you every day Choose books you have at home or an online book from Oxford Owl .Sound out the words they can’t read automatically when they read the story. Don’t let them struggle too much though.Read back each sentence or page to them – this keeps the plot moving. Do it all with patience and love. Read to your child every day Did you…

Phonic and reading support and Practise over Summer – Set 3

Listen to your child read to you every day Choose books you have at home or an online book from Oxford Owl .Sound out the words they can’t read automatically when they read the story. Don’t let them struggle too much though.Read back each sentence or page to them – this keeps the plot moving. Do it all with patience and love. Read to your child every day Did you…

Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge website is free to access and features games, quizzes and downloadable activities that incentivise and encourage children to take part in reading related activities. Although public library buildings are closed, libraries will continue to deliver the Challenge through virtual services and e-lending platforms. Visit your local library website to find out how you can access eBooks, audiobooks, comics and magazines for free that you can use…

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