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

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This free course was written by Lucy Rodriguez Leon, Teresa Cremin, Helen Hendry and Sarah-Jane Mukherjee. It was first published in January 2022.

With special thanks to staff and students at Elmhurst Primary School, London; St. Matthew's C of E Primary School, Birmingham; Moorlands C of E Primary Academy, Great Yarmouth; and Norfolk Children’s Book Centre.

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Images and figures

Course image: ©The Open University

Section 1, children reading with teacher: Courtesy: Sonia Thompson Headteacher/Director, St. Matthew's C.E. Primary Teaching and Research School

Section 2, Teacher and child reading outside: ©The Open University

Section 4, Two teachers discussing a children’s book: photograph ©The Open University

Section 5, Young boy and a reading volunteer: Courtesy: Coram Beanstalk

Section 6, The school reading environment: Courtesy: Marilyn Brocklehurst Norfolk Children's Book Centre

Section 6, Figure 2: Courtesy: Claire Williams St Andrew's C of E Primary School

Section 7, ‘A school library’ board: courtesy: Moorlands C of E Primary Academy

Section 7, Activity 5, Class reading with their head teacher: courtesy: Holbeach Primary School

Section 8, Photograph: ©The Open University

Section 9, Figure 3, Grandma’s snug: courtesy: Clare McGreevy Lowerplace Primary School

Section 9, Figure 4, St Matts’ Reading for Pleasure newsletter: courtesy: Sonia Thompson Headteacher/Director St. Matthew's C.E. Primary Teaching and Research School. Book covers: Wonder by R J Palacio, Text copyright ©2012 by R. J. Palacio Jacket art copyright ©2012 by Tad Carpenter publisher: Alfred P Knopf an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Random House, Inc., New York; and The Wide Mouthed Frog (1996) by Iain Smyth (author), Michael Terry (Illustrator) courtesy Bloomsbury Publishing Plc.


Section 7, Activity 5, Let's Love the Library case study and images: courtesy: Karen Robertson for Holbeach Primary School

Section 9, Activity 6, Developing a Reading Community by Sayes Court Nursery and Primary School Courtesy: Sayes Court Primary School; (book cover and any third party illustrations ©publishers and other rightsowners)

Section 9, Activity 6, Where every day is Book Day! Courtesy Sneinton St Stephen's C of E Primary School (book cover and any third party illustrations ©publishers and other rightsowners)

Audio Visual

Section 3, Video 1: Claire's Teacher Effect Story 2019/ 06/ 19/ creating-passionate-readers-the-teacher-effect/ doc/ open-government-licence/ version/ 3/

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