Explore strategies for use in school libraries, classrooms and across the curriculum to support and create engaged and motivated readers.
Find information, resources and ideas to help get students reading for pleasure. Create a reading culture in your school where reading is supported, role modelled and encouraged. Fluent and reflective reading deepens language skills, and engages students’ imagination enabling independent learning.
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Find books, digital resources and information you can use to support reading and learning in the class, library and home.
Attend workshops and courses to get strategies, ideas and tips you can use to create enthusiastic readers.
Reading for pleasure is the key to lifelong learning. Schools with a reading culture value, model and talk about reading for pleasure. They are places where staff and students read and are encouraged to read at school and at home.
School staff, school and public libraries, and families form the community of support needed to create readers. While reading is often private, it is also social as people share, discuss and review what they read within and across communities.
- Online reading communities
- New Zealand Book Month
- My Reading Superhero
- Reading Superheroes Competition
- Reading Together Programme
- Sail into Summer Reading Programme
- Communities creating readers
- Reading at home
- Home - school partnerships
- Public libraries
- Organisations and events
- Summer slide and holiday reading
Children’s and YA literature is rich and diverse, spanning multiple styles and genre. Increase your knowledge and understanding of genres, find resources and explore strategies for increasing your students’ reading enjoyment.