Creating 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.

Our services and resources

Resources for learning

Find digital resources and information you can use to support reading and learning in the class, library and home.

Professional development

Attend courses to get strategies, ideas and tips you can use to create enthusiastic readers.

Creating readers videos

Watch videos to get inspiration and ideas about creating a reading culture in your school.

A community of readers

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.

Creating a reading culture

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.

Genres and read alouds

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

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.