Reading for pleasure on and with screens


Our new course, developed with UCL Institute of Education, introduces you to a range of strategies to use e-books to promote reading for pleasure and to create a culture of reading in your classroom.

This course combines online training and a face-to-face workshop: you can do either session but we encourage you to do both.

Face-to-face training

Our 1-day workshop introduces you to a range of strategies to develop reading for pleasure in your classroom, exploring a range of strategies and collaborating with colleagues.

The course costs £100 per person and delegates receive a £25 discount off full membership of the National Literacy Trust. Existing full members receive a £25 discount.

  • Explore the benefits of reading on screen

    Look at research and compare your own experience with others'.

  • Develop strategies for teaching whole texts

    Look at ways into a text, how to use apps to support engagement.

  • Identify approaches to use in your own classroom

    Identify a focus group to work with and plan to cascade approaches in your school

  • Sustain and build on approaches after the session

    Delegates receive a printed resource with more activities to use in the classroom, and can build on their learning by completing the online course.

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Online course

The online training is free for anyone to access via the UCLeXtend learning platform - you just need to set up a login. The training takes about a day to complete but can be done in sections, at your own pace.

  • Explore the benefits of reading on screen

    Access a range of research and key articles about the ways that screens and interactive devices can support development of reading for pleasure

  • Learn to identify quality ebooks and apps

    Understand the difference between platforms and identify the key qualities to look for in ebooks

  • Build approaches to using digital books in the classroom

    Access different resources and activities to try out with your class and find out how to audit your provision and measure results

  • Customise your approach

    Find resources on how to create your own ebooks and incorporate digital reading in your classroom display

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Could you host training?

We are always looking for enthusiastic schools across the UK to host our training programmes. We ask you to:

  • Provide a teaching space with IT facilities
  • Print resources for the sessions
  • Organise lunch where required

In return, we offer a complimentary place on the course. This is also a great opportunity for you to position yourself as a research-led school.

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