What’s Your Story? By Sylvia Crowder | Anne Horemans

What’s your story?

 

Using a Book Bench project to facilitate creative approaches to reading for enjoyment.
By Sylvia Crowder

Senior Lecturer in Primary English, Edge Hill University

 

Like many of us my heart skipped a little when I saw that Reading for Pleasure appeared in the ‘new’ National Curriculum however I could see that this could be problematic. Pleasure implies something we chose to do, something that we enjoy, therefore how can we legislate for this within a school curriculum? I argue that we need to find creative, and imaginative ways to engage children with authors,…

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