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Teachers’ knowledge of children’s literature and other texts

Updated Thursday, 21st September 2017
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In this short film researcher Professor Teresa Cremin and teacher Claire Williams explore whether an up-to-date knowledge of children's books is crucial in teaching practice.

In order to successfully foster RfP, the TaRs research project found that teachers need a wide and up to date knowledge of children’s literature and other texts.  

In this short film researcher Professor Teresa Cremin and teacher Claire Williams explain the implications of the findings and how we can address them in our teaching practice.

Developing this subject knowledge enabled teachers to:

  • Engage enthusiastically and reciprocally as readers in school
  • Make one to one reader recommendations tailored to specific children  
  • Articulate an informed and strategic rationale for selecting/using texts as part of their RfP pedagogy
  • Identify multi-layered texts that inspire and enrich literary experiences
  • Build reciprocal and interactive reader to reader relationships with staff and children.
 

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