Librarians and Libraries can often be overlooked in whole school initiatives designed to improve reading attainment. This course aims to show library staff how to become more involved in those initiatives by reflecting on current research, identifying opportunities and looking at existing strategies.
Delegates on this course will examine current thinking in how, in the light of national initiatives, the role of the librarian can impact on reading achievement of students and their ultimate academic success.
The day will be split into 5 sessions -
What we THINK we know -
An overview of current thinking
The importance of Reading for Pleasure
The trend for concentrating on phonics
Direction from above -
Mapping the National Curriculum - opportunities and challenges. Relating reading initiatives both to academic and to SMSC measures.
The premise of a whole school reading culture - how to engage everyone
Recording and tracking student achievement -
Measures commonly used in assessment
The rights and wrongs of AR
Other ways to track reading achievement
Strategies for the struggling learner
Potential barriers to reading
Reading by example
The disadvantaged child
Hooking the reluctant reader
New thinking about writing
The eBook effect
Trails, challenges and incentives
Devising and effective reading booklets
Spreading the word
Lists and leaflets
Lin worked in school libraries for twenty-three years after an earlier career in the public and special library sector. She has a particular interest in Information Literacy and study skills delivering training and lectures on this topic in the UK and abroad. Now working as an independent trainer Lin authored the SLA online Information Literacy course and was a member of SLA Board from 2007 to 2016. She currently organises The East Midlands heat of the Kids Lit Quiz and is also a CILIP Mentor.
Secondary school librarians and library staff
No venues/dates are currently scheduled for this course. For more information about possible future dates, please contact the SLA Office.
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