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Developing Reading for Pleasure: engaging young readers
Developing Reading for Pleasure: engaging young readers

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8 Summary of Session 4

In this session you have read about the importance of teachers’ knowledge of texts and of children’s reading practices. Developing both aspects of your knowledge will enable you to connect reading opportunities with the young readers you work with in order to motivate and support them. Important ways to do this include, ensuring that you can recommend reading from a range of genres and text types and that your reading collection authentically reflects diversity in all its forms.

This session will have helped you gain a better understanding of any gaps in your own knowledge of children as readers and has given you a variety of ‘tools’ to continue to increase your knowledge. This is vital to effectively develop Reading for Pleasure in the classroom.

An adult and two schoolboys sat on a playground each with a book.

You are now halfway through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Session 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

You should now go to Session 5.