Reading for Pleasure On and With Screens in Key Stage 1 - Cheshire

Boy and girl with technology tablet reading

The possible methods of engaging with text have increased in the digital age, and this has informed our understanding of what reading for pleasure means and how it can be encouraged. The screen is a site for children to learn about letters, stories and characters, benefit from the novelty of animated illustrations, sounds and view videos accompanying traditional narrative formats.

In this short course, we will engage with innovative tools and well-established teaching strategies to explore children’s reading for pleasure in the digital age. Delegates will:

  • Explore and understand the evidence base of reading on screen
  • Identify quality features in children’s digital books and story-based apps
  • Critically analyse and select the most appropriate digital books for your class
  • Find inspiration to develop your own strategies to support reading for pleasure on screen in your class.

There is a focus on picture books on this workshop so the course is suitable for Key Stage 1 teachers but strategies can work in any Key Stage so all primary teachers are welcome.

Cost: £175 for the first participant per school and £125 for every colleague you bring. Tickets include a £25 discount on National Literacy Trust membership.

Existing National Literacy Trust members receive a £25 discount per school - this will be deducted from your invoice when we process your order.

Any questions? Please contact schools@literacytrust.org.uk.

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