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Developing empathy with children as readers

Adapted to take at home

This course takes you on a journey to understand your own childhood and adult reading to inform the way you can best support children and young teens to develop as readers. Find out how to talk about reading in a way that is non-judgmental and relaxed. Whether you are a keen reader yourself or a very occasional one, the course will help to develop skills to grow self-esteem in young readers.

Was £50.00

£40.00 per place

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Entry level course

Time:

4 hours online plus time to test out the ideas. 

Assessment:

The learner completes self-assessment exercises online and posts contributions to the discussion board which is mediated by Opening the Book.

Course contents

Introduction

Introduction
Getting started
How to use the course

Part 1: Attitudes to reading

Part 1: Attitudes to reading
Respecting reading choices
A growing focus on reading for pleasure
Becoming a reading role model
No pain and lots of gain

Part 2: What makes you tick as a reader?

Part 2: What makes you tick as a reader?
Exploring reading habits and preferences
Your reading as a child
Your reading as a child - card game
Your reading as a child - questionnaire
Your reading as a child – time for reflection
Your reading as an adult
Your reading as an adult - card game
Your reading as an adult - questionnaire

Part 3: Guilty pleasures and pet hates

Part 3: Guilty pleasures and pet hates
Love it or loathe it
The best book in the world is simply the one you like best
The risk of reader put down

Part 4: Digging deeper

Part 4: Digging deeper
Taking things further
My reading treat
I’ll never read that!
Reviewing my reading story
Getting to know children as readers
Recording your results
Self-assessment
Thank you
Spread the word
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