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For the Love of Reading: Passing On The Passion English Conference 2016

A one-day conference for primary literacy co-ordinators, teachers and headteachers

For the Love of Reading: Passing On The Passion English Conference 2016

A one-day conference for primary literacy co-ordinators, teachers and headteachers

For the Love of Reading: Passing On The Passion English Conference 2016

How do you instil a love of reading in your children? What are the steps you should take to pass on the passion you have for great stories, plays, poetry and non-fiction?

This one-day conference will give you the opportunity to hear from internationally renowned authors, educational experts and practitioners, as well as share ideas and inspiration about the teaching of English in schools. Come and share your own ideas and experiences with others who are passionate about inspiring children and making a difference.

Find out more:

Passing on the Passion: event brochure (PDF)

Book your place for £225 (excl. VAT):

London: Thursday 16th June 2016

Send us your questions for the speakers' Q&A!

Email: oxfordprimaryevents@oup.com

 

Keynote:

Michael Morpurgo OBE, acclaimed author, Children's Laureate 2003-2005, and a passionate campaigner for children's literature

'Such seeds as these our dreams are made of'
In his keynote speech, Michael will talk about his life-long love of storytelling and the necessity of 'passing on the passion' for reading to our children. He will draw on his own childhood memories of being read to and how this has shaped his work and life.

Q&A Panel:

Michael Morpurgo, one of the UK’s best-loved writers, former children’s laureate and award-winning author.

Lauren Child MBE, award-winning children's author and illustrator, best known for the Charlie and Lola picture books and the Clarice Bean series of picture books and novels.

David Reedy, former President (2014-15) of the United Kingdom Literacy Association (UKLA) and Principal Adviser for primary schools in the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham.

Kim Reynolds, Professor of Children's Literature, Newcastle University.

Nikki Gamble, lecturer, writer, founder and Director of Write Away.

Seminar speakers:

James Clements, English adviser, outspoken advocate of reading for pleasure and creative director of Shakespeare and More, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes effective English teaching.

'2016: Space for the Odyssey?'
This practical session will also look at how teachers can use rich texts to meet the demands of the 2014 Primary National Curriculum and the role challenging texts can play in developing a love of reading.

Ruth Miskin OBE, founder and developer of Read Write Inc., with a passion for ensuring children not only can but want to read.

'Emotional engagement: from teaching sounds to reading stories'   Ruth will talk about how passionate teachers capture children's imagination whether they are teaching the first sounds or building anticipation at storytime.

Nikki Gamble, lecturer, writer, founder and Director of Write Away.

‘Collaboration, Competition and Celebration: thoughts on running successful book groups in KS2’
In this participative seminar we will explore some of the most effective ways of running book clubs in order to develop reading for pleasure and raise reading attainment.

Stephanie Austwick, author, consultant and drama specialist, well known for her imaginative approaches to primary literacy

‘Creative Reading: Talking the Text’
This seminar will focus on igniting the imagination. Delegates will leave with a wealth of activities to take back and use in the classroom.

Lindsay Pickton, experienced Teaching and Learning Advisor specialising in primary literacy

‘Guiding Comprehension: the path to pleasure and purpose’
Lindsay will aim to inject new life into Guided Reading, presenting it as a valuable strategy which teachers can use to can ‘guide’ and develop children’s comprehension skills.

Storytelling session:

Mike Dodsworth, international storyteller, consultant, lecturer, teacher trainer