An accessible and practical guide to teaching reading - with the distinctive trademark title, well known for the down to earth and humorous style. Although reading is essential for every National Curriculum subject, very little attention has been paid to the teaching of reading, especially in secondary schools. Following the winning formula of Getting the Buggers to Behave, this practical guide shows teachers how they can improve children's reading skills. Brimming with top tips and innovative strategies, this book will prove extraordinarily helpful to teachers everywhere.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Section 1: Whole school; Section 2: In the classroom; Section 3: Reading into writing; Section 4: Wider opportunities; Directory. Introduction; 1. Reluctant readers; Section 1: Whole school; 2. Reading autobiography; 3. A reader-friendly school; 4. Events; 5. Reading festivals; 6. World book day; 7. Reading quiz; 8. Books over breakfast. Section 2: In the classroom; 9. The reader-friendly classroom; 10. Class libraries; 11. Reading plays; 12. Private reading activities; 13. Computers and reading; 14. The shared class reader; Section 3: Reading into writing; 15. Reading and writing in genres; 16. Writing for younger audiences; 17. Using novel openings; Section 4: Wider opportunities; 18. Reading challenges; 19. Reading groups; 20. Libraries; 21. Creating buyers of books; 22. Key stage 5; 23. Final thoughts; Directory; If you liked that, then you'll love this; Harry Potter; Goodnight Mister Tom; The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle; etc; Useful websites.
Claire Senior has been an English Teacher in Secondary schools in the UK for over thirty years.