Reading for Pleasure on and with Screens

Children with tablets

About the course

Our reading for pleasure on and with Screens course has been developed using research and expertise from UCL Institute of Education.

Embedding a love of reading in your classroom can be transformative to your pupils' academic success. This course explores the link between a love of reading on and off screen combining online training and a face-to-face workshop: you can do either session but we encourage you to do both.

The National Literacy Trust offer a one-day workshop introducing practical strategies to embed reading for pleasure in the classroom and exploring how ebooks and apps can support this.

"All schools should develop policies to promote reading for enjoyment throughout school"

Ofsted, Moving English Forward, 2012

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 on full membership of the National Literacy Trust. Existing full members also receive a £25 discount.

  • Develop strategies for teaching whole texts

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

  • Identify approaches to use in your own classroom

    Build approaches in your own classroom and plan to cascade these in your school to help engage children with reading on and off screen.

  • Sustain and build on approaches after the session

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

  • Discuss and explore the benefits of reading on screen

    Finding useful examples and ways that will help you within the classroom to engage children with reading on and off screen in and outside of school.

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Course structure and pricing

The workshop takes place over one day.


  • Discuss and explore the benefits of reading on screen – how does your own experience compare with others?
  • Try out strategies for using digital books to promote reading for pleasure, including building anticipation ways into a text and how to use talk to boost enjoyment
  • Explore how National Literacy Trust membership and UCL online training resources can help you develop your practice
  • Identify approaches to take back into the classroom and develop an action plan for your own practice


To promote collaborative practice, we encourage two teachers including the literacy lead from each school to participate.

  • £175 for the first delegate per school
  • £125 for every colleague you bring
  • Existing National Literacy Trust members receive a £25 discount per school
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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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