ReadingCloud: engaging children, parents and educators in reading for enjoyment
Pickabook - One Stop Shop for Schools - Every book for Education

We have updated our cookie policy to reflect recent changes in the UK/EU law concerning the use of cookies and tracking technologies. We use cookies on this website (including the page you are currently viewing) to ensure that the site functions smoothly and to help us understand how we can improve it. If you continue without changing your settings, you are agreeing to receive all cookies from the SLA website.

or view our cookie policy to find out more

Show Menu | Show Sidebar (Login/Search)

SLA BlogRSS Feed RSS

Anthony Horowitz on school libraries

A great quote from Anthony Horowitz writing in the new journal Teach Reading and Writing: "The school library was both my refuge and my inspiration. I think it's very dangerous for someone like me to try and tell teachers what to do in order to improve reading and writing; it's arrogance to assume that  simply because you have sold lots of books , you know it all. However, if I am asked what schools need  in order to facilitate literacy, I can answer without hesitation: a well-stocked library and a full-time, trained librarian with the necessary resources and funds to ensure that library flourishes. The library should be the battery at the heart of every school. Everything begins there - communication, confidence, the acquisition of cultural references and the exploration of our hinterland. It's where you start to develop empathy and an understanding of the human condition - who you are, where you are, and how you got there". Anthony Horowitz, Author, Teach Reading and Writing, October 2015, p78.

0 Comments · Add a Comment

Search

Log In

Help
Help

If you tick this box, you will not need to log in again on this computer. For full details please click the Help link above.

SLA ONLINE

@uksla on Instagram

Happy weekend! #bankholiday #morereadingtime #lovereading #librariansofinstagram #teachersofinstagram #snuggleupandread See More...

@uksla on Twitter

*/ ?>