Open the book: Literature at the heart of literacy — Palmerston North
- Date: Thursday, 3 May, 2018
9:00am to 3:00pm
Palmerston North Intermediate Normal School, 56 Linton Street
- Contact Details:
Debbie Roxburgh — email@example.com
Dates, fees, and registration
|Date and time||Thursday 3 May 2018, 9:00am to 3:00pm|
|Registrations close||5pm Thursday 26 April|
Who this learning event is for
- School leaders
- School library staff
- Literacy specialists and literacy lead teachers in schools.
Why attend this event
- Learn how to develop a reading culture in your school.
- Extend your classroom practice around using literature for learning and engagement.
- Strengthen library and classroom connections.
What you'll learn
This seminar is about ways to make literature come alive for every single child. It is about harnessing the power of children's and YA books to engage students in learning and give them language and ideas to explore and enlarge their world.
This seminar is the first in a series for school leaders, teachers, and librarians supporting the role school communities play in building a nation of readers and enabling students to experience stories that will stay with them through their lifetime.
During the day, we'll explore:
- why reading for pleasure is so important and how, as a reading role model, you can communicate that joy to your students
- how to extend your knowledge and understanding of children’s and young adult books and ways to fully realise their potential in your classroom, across the curriculum
- strategies to enrich the reading culture in your classroom and use children’s literature to inspire students' writing
- strategies to increase their understanding of the world and the complexities of the human experience through developing imagination and empathy.
We have to be committed, ingenious, flexible and experimental in coming up with ways of making literature come alive for every single child — no exceptions allowed.
— Michael Rosen, author, poet, literacy advocate, and UK Children’s Laureate (2007–2009)
What you'll do
- Explore the research that supports the importance of reading for pleasure and its place in teaching and learning.
- Explore the concept and importance of teachers and library staff as reading role models.
- Discover the elements of picture books and sophisticated picture books and how these can be used in the library and classroom at all levels.
- Explore and discuss ways to promote reading for pleasure in the classroom and library.
- Reflect on new ideas and create an action plan for sharing back at school in the classroom or library.
Morning tea and lunch are provided.
Register or find out more
Registrations for this event have closed.
For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org