Closing the Reading Gap

5 Helpful Websites on Reading for Teachers

There are vast array of brilliant websites about reading that would help teachers of all stripes in their daily work. Some cover useful reading materials, whereas others dig into the science of reading. There are simply too many websites to do justice to here, but here are five of the websites I have returned to …

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The Promise and Perils of ‘Book Gifting’

You can watch my short video on book gifting on my YouTube page, ‘Exploring Evidence in Education‘: If you cannot read, you cannot access the school curriculum and so much more beyond. If you have little or no access to reading, you are unlikely to practice reading habitually. In turn, you are unlikely to thrive …

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Closing the Reading Gap: ResearchED Home

On the 22nd of May, I had the great pleasure to join the researchEd Home gang to talk ‘Closing the Reading Gap (in the time of Coronavirus)’. A couple of years ago, when I began researching this issue more specifically, I never could have expected that a pandemic would play a significant factor in the …

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5 Recent Articles on the Reading Gap

Over the past couple of months, I was asked to write about reading given interest in my new ‘reading gap’ book. Below is a list of the articles you can access online, along with a short summary: ‘Motivating children to read during lockdown’ – see HERE. This short piece, for Families Magazine, has a target …

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Introducing ‘Closing the Reading Gap’

Nearly two years ago, I began researching and writing ‘Closing the Reading Gap’. After writing my book on vocabulary, I knew that reading was the natural next step. I knew that every teacher understands the tremendous value of reading – for school success and so much more – but not every teacher is trained equally …

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