Reading for pleasure : making time, making a difference

Creating a reading culture at Oakham School Written by Bernadette O'Hanlon (Operations and Reader Development Librarian) It has long been acknowledged that reading for pleasure is linked to improving a child’s vocabulary. This knowledge alone should be sufficient in championing dedicated time for reading, for a limited vocabulary can be a barrier to understanding and …

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Teaching for metacognitive development

Today's TeachMeet brings a discussion on the principles behind metacognition, its role within the learning process and how we might go about developing it through our teaching. Julie and I will present some ideas, examples and classroom strategies. These are set out in the attached PowerPoint - which also contains some recommended reading at the …

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