Getting children talking about books

There’s no better way of getting the word out about a book than a group of readers talking to each other, spreading the news and creating a buzz. This course is full of inventive ways to capture and release this kind of excitement around books and reading in your school.

Was $140.00


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4 hours online at times to suit you, plus time for classroom/library activities.
Every learner receives individual feedback from an Opening the Book assessor to pass the course.


Getting started
How to use the course

Part 1: The power of talking

Part 1: The power of talking
Creating a buzz
Valuing children
Empowering all readers
Opening a reading conversation
Leading questions

Part 2: Getting beyond 'It's boring'

Part 2: Getting beyond 'It's boring'
Opening up reading conversations
Questions for younger children / less confident readers
Questions for older children / to stretch more confident readers
Question of the week

Part 3: Talking with 5-8s

Part 3: Talking with 5-8s
Reading activities for younger children
Game: stand/sit/wave if …
Sad and smiley cards
Bookmark: I like this
Feedback activity with 5-8s
Bookmark: I want this book read aloud

Part 4: Talking with 8-12s

Part 4: Talking with 8-12s
Creative ways to get older children talking about reading
Quiz: discover your reading personality
Feedback activity with 8-12s
Panel: meet the readers
Reading reaction cards
Pass it on
Book of the Week
Spread the word
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