Convenor: Karen Thomas
Host: Karen Thomas
Theme: Books and reading
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The first half of the session will be looking at EAL pupils and reading, with two local schools sharing good practice from the classroom. We will then be looking at how books can be used to deal with community issues and strengthen links in the school and the local area:
Schools’ good practice strategies for EAL pupils:
- Ros Wilding from St Swithun’s Catholic Primary School, Portsmouth – Reciprocal Reading
- Stacey Barnes, Ranvilles Infant School, Fareham – Close Reading
Using books to build community:
- Marlene Binnie, Cottage Grove Primary School – ‘Something Happened in our Town’ – Using books to tackle racism
- Rebecca Reeve, Portsmouth EMAS, Using books to change hearts and minds when working with our unaccompanied asylum-seekers
- David Percival/Caroline Prince, Portsmouth Schools’ Library Service – Working with Sir Michael Morpurgo on his new book ‘Boy Giant’ – a gripping modern narrative of rescue and refuge
Many thanks to the school colleagues and those from wider education support who have agreed to give their time. There will also hopefully be an opportunity for questions and further discussion and sharing of good practice.
RSVP Karen Thomas
Berkshire and Hampshire RIG Convenor
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