October 13, 2014  |  By  | 

 ’Our Reading Initiative, Our Story’ , as told by twenty-one different primary schools, shares the collective wisdom of school communities in implementing effective whole school reading initiatives. As you read these approaches to developing pupils’ reading prociency, it will be evident how the initiatives embody the strand unit objectives of the Primary School English Curriculum (1999) including: » Developing concepts of language and print » Developing reading skills and strategies » Reading for pleasure and information » Developing interests, attitudes and the ability to think » Responding to text In doing so, children acquire language skills but also learn through language, developing their » receptiveness to language » competence and condence in using language » cognitive abilities » emotional and imaginative responses

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