Teachers' Reading Group

A free, online discussion group exploring seminal publications in the field of literacy.


Do you want to develop your practice and learn more about literacy?

Join our FREE, online teachers’ reading group to explore seminal literacy publications alongside experts from the National Literacy Trust and a vibrant professional network.

Primary and Secondary specialists, from all subject disciplines, are invited to join. We also welcome non-teaching professionals who share an interest in literacy pedagogy.

Meetings take place on a half-termly basis.

  • Develop your literacy practice

    Discuss reading, writing and oracy with experts at the National Literacy Trust and a supportive network of fellow teachers.

  • Keep up to date

    We isolate the practical strategies from new publications - so you can bring fresh ideas into your classroom as they emerge.

  • Receive free digests

    To reduce staff workload, attendees receive a free, brief, digest of each text discussed.

Upcoming meeting

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 24 November from 16.30-17.30 via Zoom.

We will be discussing Dual Coding with Teachers by Oliver Caviglioli (John Catt Educational, 2019).

To attend this and subsequent meetings, you will need to first express interest in joining the group.

Express interest in joining

If you think you meet the criteria* for joining the Teachers' Reading Group, we'd love to hear from you!

Places on the group are in high demand, and we may not be able to admit all those who express an interest immediately. Please fill in this form and we’ll let you know as places become available.

*As part of the group, the National Literacy Trust will be sharing valuable expertise and resources, free of charge. In return, we ask participants to support our work by sharing their own knowledge and views from time to time. By joining the group, you therefore commit to:

  1. Attend the meetings as far as possible.
  2. Read associated handouts and take an active role in discussions
  3. Provide feedback and insight on an ad hoc basis to National Literacy Trust Programme managers
  4. Take part in general National Literacy Trust surveys from time to time