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.
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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Creating readers videos
Watch videos to get inspiration and ideas about creating a reading culture in your school.
Explore strategies for use in school libraries, classrooms and across the curriculum to support and create engaged and motivated readers.
- Librarian's role in creating readers
- NCEA English - strategies for library and teacher collaboration
- Reading and writing: National Standards and the school library
- Arranging library fiction by genre
- Helping students choose books for reading pleasure
- Book clubs
- Reading aloud
- Classroom strategies teachers use to create readers
- Teachers using the library
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.
- Student reading interests
- Reader-friendly policies
- Reader-friendly environments
- Engaging teens with reading
- Libraries supporting Māori readers
- Reading for pleasure — a door to success
- Tween readers – keeping them motivated
- Reading promotion
- Boys and reading
- A school-wide reading culture
- School staff as readers
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.
Summer reading is an important activity for children and teens to help prevent the ‘summer slide’ in reading levels. However, they need schools, school libraries, public libraries, families and whānau working together to provide support, encouragement and access to enjoyable reading material.
- Summer reading: a strategic approach
- The summer slide and summer reading research
- Schools supporting summer reading
- Families supporting summer reading
- School libraries supporting summer reading
- Teachers supporting summer reading
- Public libraries supporting summer reading
- Planning a summer reading initiative in your school
- Summer reading: measuring the impact
- Sail into Summer Reading Programme