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Encouraging book talk in the school library

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As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books, but children are quite clear about what they like and don't like. It is possible to get children to discuss why they liked or did not like particular books and to encourage them to think more deeply about the books they've read. This free course, Encouraging book talk in the school library, offers ideas and activities to engage pupils in discussing books. It is aimed at librarians, teaching assistants and other adults working with pupils in school libraries.

Once you have completed this unit you will be able to:

  • clarify your own ideas on literacy criticism;
  • explore with your pupils what makes a good book;
  • produce a range of writing frames to encourage pupils to write book reviews;
  • encourage your pupils to follow some of the award schemes for children's books and perhaps start one of your own.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 4 hours
  • Updated Monday 30th July 2012
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Education
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Encouraging book talk in the school library

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As adults we sometimes struggle to justify our feelings about particular books, but children are quite clear about what they like and don't like.

It is possible to get children to discuss why they liked or did not like particular books and to encourage them to think more deeply about the books they read.

This unit offers ideas and activities to engage pupils in discussing books. It is aimed at librarians, teaching assistants and other adults working with pupils in school libraries.

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