Ways to engage reluctant readers and instil a love of books

A network and training day

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Mon, 18th May 2015 - 10:00am to 4:00pm

Course description

A practical course for library staff. We will explore the reasons for reading reluctance and identify effective strategies for changing attitudes to reading.

Expected learning outcomes

  • greater understanding of the issues underlying reading reluctance
  • successful methods for overcoming reading reluctance
  • practical strategies for exciting children and young people about books and reading
  • more awareness of effective books and other resources for encouraging reading
  • extra ideas for exploiting resources
  • top tips from authors
  • ·      opportunities to share good practice

Crawley Library. Monday 18th May 10am to 4pm.

Crawley Library, Southgate Avenue, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 6HG http://www.westsussex.gov.uk/default.aspx?page=9614

The library is served by major bus routes and a rail stations. There is several pay and display car parks within easy walking distance. Details of charges are on the Crawley.gov website -  http://www.crawley.gov.uk/pw/Streets__Roads_and_Transport/Parking/index.htm

Speakers

Anne Harding

Anne is an independent trainer. She specialises in children’s and young people’s reading and children’s and school libraries. The final hour of the day will be given to a mix of Authors who will give a brief overview of themselves and work followed by a panel discussion.

http://www.anneharding.net/

Helen Dennis, Mo O'Hara, Garen Ewing, Lisa Williams

The final hour of the day will be given to a mix of Authors who will give a brief overview of themselves and work followed by a panel discussion. Authors attending are: Author of The Secret Breaker series Helen Dennis, Author of My Big Fat Zombie Goldfish series Mo O’Hara, Author of the Rainbow Orchid series Garen Ewing, Lisa Williams author of The Art of Being Normal

Programme

Programme:

10am  Introductions

10.10am Reading reluctance and the reasons for it

11.15am Tea Break

11.30am  Practical library strategies to promote reading

12.45pm Lunch (will be provided)

1.30pm Books and other reading resources and how to exploit them to change children’s attitudes

2.45pm Tea Break

3.00pm Authors to introduce themselves and their books, followed by a panel discussion

4.00pm Close

Timetable may be subject to change.

Lunch will be provided

Crawley Library

Southgate Avenue
RH10 6HG Crawley

United Kingdom

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