Creating Classroom Communities of Readers – Taranaki Literacy Association

Thu 3rd Aug 2017
  • Time: 4.15 - 5.45
  • Venue: Plymouth Quality Hotel New plymouth
  • Member: $30
  • Non Members: $40

In this interactive 1½ hour session we will focus on practical strategies and ideas for creating lively, inclusive classroom communities of readers with our school library being an essential resource to support literacy learning programmes.

If the school library is at the heart of a school’s reading culture, teachers are the backbone and have a crucial role in modelling, supporting, and encouraging reading for pleasure through their daily classroom practice.  In this session, we will explore ways to nurture students’ love of reading, develop their reading skills and the growth of their identities as independent readers.

Jeannie Skinner is a Facilitator with National Library’s Services to Schools, based in Kerikeri working with schools in Te Tai Tokerau. She is passionate about creating readers and about the role of libraries in helping this happen.

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