Tag Archives: reading for pleasure

Of ‘Guns at Bull Run’ and ‘Good wives’ : children’s worlds in the past

My favourite book, when I was little, was my mother’s illustrated description of Technological masterpieces of millennia past. My father would buy us whole series of colourful children’s books on animals in habitats all around the world. All my childhood, I … Continue reading

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Reading aloud as a way of learning a language

At the Newsam Library’s first ever reading aloud session on World Book Day, IOE lecturer Sam Duncan listed, from her initial research, many occasions on which reading aloud still forms part of our culture, amongst them family life. Yes, it certainly forms part … Continue reading

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S. F. Said writes about the opening of the Children’s Book Corner in the Newsam Library at UCL IOE

On 30th March, the children’s author, S.F. Said, opened the Children’s Book Corner in the Newsam Library at the UCL Institute of Education.  The brain child of Sue McGonigle, Tutor in Primary Education and Sally Perry, Curriculum Resources Librarian, the … Continue reading

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Read Aloud in the UCL IOE Library for World Book Day 2015

      On Thursday 23 April a group of staff from across the Institute (along with a colleague from UCL) came together in the Library to mark World Book Night with a celebration of ‘Reading aloud and listening to others read’. … Continue reading

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