Reading Teachers: Nurturing Reading for Pleasure

Cremin, Teresa; Hendry, Helen; Rodriguez-Leon, Lucy and Kucirkova, Natalia (2022). Reading Teachers: Nurturing Reading for Pleasure. Abingdon: Routledge.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003215615

Abstract

This engaging text offers primary school educators a principled way forward on their mission to nurture the life-changing habit of reading in childhood. Informed and inspiring, Reading Teachers accessibly demonstrates how teachers who are motivated, engaged and reflective readers themselves, can develop new understandings of reading for pleasure and make a difference to young learners.

Drawing on a range of research evidence, including studies on reading teachers, dis/engaged boy readers, student teachers as readers and work with over 150 schools developing communities of readers, this book provides an accessible overview of international research alongside a highly practical classroom focus. Combining the insights of academics with 24 reading teachers in co-authored chapters, the book includes:

Case studies of how practitioners have used research to inform and improve their practice
‘In conversation’ dialogues between educators about classroom practice that fosters positive reader identities
Reflections on the editors own reading habits, practices and histories
Recommended reading and suggestions of engaging children’s books

Reading Teachers: Nurturing Reading for Pleasure enables practitioners to develop principled practice, helping all children find pleasure and purpose in reading. This book is therefore essential reading for all primary teachers, head teachers, literacy coordinators and trainee teachers.

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