The FVWL RIC are very pleased to have been given the opportunity to pilot a Reading Schools initiative with The Scottish Booktrust. Check out #ScotReadingSchools on twitter for more information and to see some of the creative practice going on to develop a reading culture across our region.
Find out a little information about we started last year above. If you would like to find out more or to get involved this session, please get in touch!
A series of short videos summarising some key research into children’s reading.
Find out about the small test of change undertaken in P2/1 at Westquarter Primary School.
Our Reading Culture network met yesterday for the fourth of our professional network events. We took the opportunity to consider the role of storytelling as part of pedagogy, to share progress in our classrooms so far and to consider our next steps.
Our Reading Culture network met today for the third of our professional network events. Our focus was on the model for improvement, sharing our test of change plans and progress to date and time to reflect with colleagues on the network so far. We were joined by Jen Harwood from the Scottish Booktrust who was able to share a national perspective and join us for our discussions
Our Reading Culture working group met recently to plan the third of our reading professional network events in February. So far, we have had the opportunity to engage in professional dialogue around developing a reading culture with colleagues from across the Regional Improvement Collaborative and also benefitted from the expertise of Dr Sarah McGeown, Senior Lecturer Developmental Psychology, University of Edinburgh. Dr McGeown joined us for a workshop looking at promoting positive reading motivation and engagement. We considered the research in this area; the relationship between reading motivation, reading frequency and reading skill; some key factors which influence differing reading motivation and attitudes; and implications for practice.
Some of the research shared can be accessed here.