Non-Fiction November

November is National Non-fiction month and is the ideal time for us to consider how to provide rich reading experiences with non-fiction texts. To begin, it’s important that good non-fiction writing does more than convey information. We can distinguish between factual literature and information text. While information text is solely for conveying information, factual literature […]

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Guided Reading – What’s it for? Part 2

Lindsay spoke on the purpose and the value of Guided Reading at Oxford University Press’ English Conference, Passing on the Passion, in London on 16th June. Here he addresses the most common concerns and teases out answers to these questions in follow up to his seminar. You’ll  find a selection of resources and videos from the day on our website . I love guided reading. But we have […]

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Guided Reading – what’s it for?

Lindsay Pickton sets the scene for the debate around the purpose and the value of Guided Reading. He will lead a discussion to address the most common concerns and tease out answers to these questions in an interactive seminar at the Oxford University Press English Conference in London on 16th June . Be honest: Do you look forward to Guided Reading, or does even the thought of it seem wearisome? […]

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