The Power of Reading

What is the Power of Reading?

  • The Power of Reading is about teaching Literacy through using high quality books and creative teaching approaches (such as art and drama.)

  • This approach aims to engage and motivate.

  • This approach aims to engage and motivate children in their literacy learning.

  • It also enables children to deepen their understanding of texts and provides a meaningful context for writing.

How are the texts used?

  • A quality text will be used as the basis for learning over several weeks.

  • Children will explore and discuss the text through creative activities.

  • They will also write in a range of genres as part of the unit. For example they might write a letter in role as a character or write a newspaper recount about the events in the text.

Reading aloud:

A key approach with all the books Reading aloud is a key part of the Power of Reading. The strategy enables all children to access quality texts. Reading aloud also enables the teacher to model aloud also enables the teacher to model expressive and fluent reading to the children.Children then echo what they have heard read aloud in their own writing


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