Getting the Buggers to Read 2nd Edition

Getting the Buggers to Read 2nd Edition

by Claire Senior

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Getting the Buggers to Read 2nd Edition by Claire Senior

This is a fully up-dated guide for teachers and trainees, containing a new chapter on getting boys into books, plus an extended directory and plenty suggestions for further reading.

Although reading is essential for every subject, very little attention has been paid to how it is taught, especially in secondary schools. This practical guide shows teachers how they can improve their students' reading skills using a variety of strategies, including setting up reading clubs, celebrating world book day and creating a reader-friendly school. Brimming with top tips and innovative advice, this book will prove invaluable to teachers everywhere.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781847060570
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 10/20/2008
Series: Getting the Buggers Series
Edition description: 2nd Edition
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Claire Senior is an Advanced Skills Teacher at a Cambridgeshire school in the UK, with responsibility for Literacy.

Table of Contents


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 reader15. Getting boys into books

Section 3: Reading into writing

16. Reading and writing in genres

17. Writing for younger audiences

18. Using novel openings

Section 4: Wider opportunities

19. Reading challenges

20. Reading groups

21. Libraries

22. Creating buyers of books

23. Key stage 5
24. Final thoughts

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