EMC CPD Online: How to Promote Reading for Pleasure (Afternoon online 12.7.22 from 2-3.30pm)

This course is part of the 2 for 1 offer – see under 'How to book' for details of the offer

Research points to the importance of students reading widely for pleasure as a key predictor of academic success. In school programmes the key ‘widely, for pleasure’ element can be difficult to achieve. In this EMC webinar we look beyond quizzes, stickers and certificates to think about how we might promote a genuine love of reading in as many students as possible.

Further details

  • This course will be recorded but participants will not be audible or visible.

Resources

  • If relevant, course materials will be sent the day before the course in the email with your joining instructions. Please either print these out or have them available on screen during the session.
  • After the session you will receive the PowerPoint presentation, any resources used on the course and a £10 voucher to use against any purchase on www.englishandmedia.co.uk
    • Vouchers can only be redeemed online.
    • Only one voucher can be used per purchase.
  • A recording of the session will be available for 7 days after the event.

Course tutors: Kate Oliver and Lucy Webster


Kate Oliver taught for 14 years in Inner London in various roles. She now works as an education consultant for the English and Media Centre, specialising in KS3 and KS4. Her favourite aspects of English teaching are creative writing and poetry. She also has a particular interest in the wider implications of the subject such as getting students reading for pleasure and engaging teachers of other subjects with language across the curriculum. She is taking the lead on EMC’s involvement with Cheltenham Literature Festival’s ‘Reading Teachers=Reading Pupils’ programme. Her most recent publications for EMC are KS3 Poetry Plus, Just Write and Animal Farm: An EMC Full Text Study Edition.

Lucy Webster has been an advisory teacher at EMC since 1999. She is co-editor of emagazine, runs courses and writes and edits publications, specialising in A Level English Literature. Favourite publications include Doing Close Reading (with Barbara Bleiman), Studying A Streetcar Named Desire, Studying Hamlet, Studying King Lear and Exploring Mrs Dalloway. She edited The Literature Reader and co-edited What Matters in English Teaching.

How to book your place

Bookings for this course will close at 8am on Friday 8th July, or when capacity is reached, whichever is the sooner.

This course is part of our 2 for 1 offer
Book a place on this course and you’ll be sent a voucher code entitling you to book a further place on the same course for a colleague at your school. (Your code will be sent within 3 working days of booking. If you are taking advantage of the 2 for 1 offer, please make sure you leave yourself enough time to book your 2nd free place before the deadline of 8am on Friday 8th July. (Any issues please email Lucy.)

  • To book a place on this course, first sign into your account on the website, or register one if you need to.
  • Click 'Book online' (right-hand column) and fill in the name and email address of the person attending the course. The joining information and post-course email will be sent to this address.
  • If you are booking for more than one person, repeat the process.
  • Then hover over your basket (top right) and click checkout.
  • IF TAKING ADVANTAGE OF OUR 2 FOR 1 OFFER, PLEASE WAIT TO BE SENT YOUR CODE BEFORE BOOKING YOUR 2ND PLACE.
  • Once you have booked your place, you will see a screen 'Your order was a success!' You may want to make a note of your order number. You will also receive an automatic acknowledgement of your booking.
  • Your email with all the information you need to join the session will be sent out on Monday 11th July. You will be sent a reminder on the day of the course. Please check your junk or promotions folder. Still no luck? Email courses@englishandmedia.co.uk.
  • This course must be booked and paid for online. Payment by invoice is not available for this session. Please note: your fee is non-refundable.

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