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ERIC Number: EJ891032
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1741-4350
Transforming Readers: Teachers and Children in the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education Power of Reading Project
O'Sullivan, Olivia; McGonigle, Sue
Literacy, v44 n2 p51-59 Jul 2010
This paper presents findings from a national project in England, The Power of Reading (Centre for Literacy in Primary Education), which has involved to date 41 projects over 5 years, in 16 Local Authorities nationally, with 900 schools and 1,350 teachers. The paper presents findings for the first 4 years. Our data demonstrate how professional development has increased teachers' knowledge of children's literature and developed their confidence in using a wide range of creative pedagogies based on texts. The paper draws on evidence to describe how the emotional power of texts can affect both teachers and children and change their engagement as readers. A range of evidence demonstrates children's responses to texts and their developing understanding through writing, talk, drawing and art work. We provide evidence to show how these factors have increased children's motivation and attainment as readers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)