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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Section 4.7, Girls reading in classroom: ©The Open University.
Section 5, Teacher reading to class: ©The Open University.
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Section 6.2, Adult and child talking: ©The Open University
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Section 6.3, Teacher and child reading: ©The Open University
Section 6.4, Boys reading in playground: ©The Open University
Section 6.4, Figure 4: from: Evidence informed Reading for Pleasure pedagogy: Cremin, T, (2019) Reading Communities, what how and why. https://cdn.ourfp.org/wpcontent/uploads/20210301105855/Reading_Communities_TCremin_2019.pdf?
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Section 3: The Last Wild by Piers Torday (2013) Quercus Children's Books courtesy Hachette Childrens Group https://www.quercusbooks.co.uk/
Section 3: extract from DfE (2020) Reviewing Early Reading Provision: Overview. The English Hubs, DfE: London.
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