Building a Reading Culture

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.

 

        

 

Building a Reading Culture

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

Building a Reading Culture

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.