100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Reading for Pleasure - 100 Ideas for Teachers (Paperback)
  • 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Reading for Pleasure - 100 Ideas for Teachers (Paperback)

100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Reading for Pleasure - 100 Ideas for Teachers (Paperback)

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Published: 30/03/2023
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No matter what you teach, there is a 100 Ideas title for you!

The 100 Ideas series offers teachers practical, easy-to-implement strategies and activities for the classroom. Each author is an expert in their field and is passionate about sharing best practice with their peers.
Each title includes at least ten additional extra-creative Bonus Ideas that won't fail to inspire and engage all learners.

Scott Evans, aka The Reader Teacher, shares 100 innovative and practical ideas to help teachers nurture confident, enthusiastic young readers with a lifelong passion for books.

Combining clear, practical advice with tried-and-tested classroom activities and inspiration, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Reading for Pleasure will give teachers the tools they need to create and sustain a positive reading culture.

Based on the ‘Reading Roadmap’, the author’s unique five-point framework to revolutionise reading in schools, the ideas will help teachers promote reading for pleasure across the curriculum and create a reading spine of diverse texts to engage and excite children. Ideas range from classroom-based concepts like children selecting class books and creating reading scrapbooks to whole-school suggestions such as developing a ‘Senior Readership Team’ and hosting your own ‘Festival of Reading’. There are sections covering all aspects of reading life, including how to become reader teachers and leaders, engage families and work with writers and illustrators, this book offers everything a teacher needs to get every child excited about reading.

Written by experts in their field, the 100 Ideas books offer practical ideas for busy teachers. They include step-by-step instructions, teaching tips and taking it further ideas. Follow the conversation on Twitter using #100Ideas.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781801991902
Number of pages: 144
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


An abundant, wonderful, and essential treasure box, certain to stoke enthusiasm and a propulsive joy of reading through every inch of your school. - Vashti Hardy, award-winning author of the Brightstorm series @vashti_hardy

If you want to create a reading school, this is the book for you. What a thorough collection of ideas to really make reading rock across the whole school. - Heather Wright, Reading Rocks

Overflowing with inspirational ideas, this is a brilliant book to help teachers unlock the magic of reading for pleasure for all the children they teach. - Christopher Edge, award-winning author of books including Escape Room @edgechristopher

Brilliant, insightful, practical & realistic, this is an essential toolkit for every school, from a teacher whose passion for reading places him at the beating heart of children’s literature. - Emma Carroll, author of 'Letters from the Lighthouse' and 'Escape to the River Sea' @emmac2603

There is no more important a principle than reading for pleasure and no-one more passionate or knowledgeable than Scott to help children on their way. A must for every primary classroom and teacher. - Phil Earle, children's author

A must read for every teacher and educational leader. Packed full of practical and innovative ideas, this is a resource I will recommend to everyone and refer to frequently. - Jenny Pearson, children's author and primary school teacher

All children should be given the opportunity to read for pleasure: this is an essential, accessible guide for every teacher from an expert in the field. - Cressida Cowell, Children's Laureate, 2019-22

An exceptional book. It is INSPIRING and comprehensive. It is stuffed with knowledge and ENTHUSIASM. And most of all it is – I think, for teachers – EMPOWERING. - Tom Palmer, children's author

The ultimate book for anyone looking to raise the priority of reading in their classroom or school. Scott's ideas are innovative, easy to implement and impactful. - Andy Taylor, Senior Lecturer in Primary Education at University of Worcester, @MrTs_NQTs

In this inspiring volume, The Reader Teacher, Mr Scott Evans, has gathered a cornucopia of wonderful ideas certain to get you, the young people you know and all of the people in your school and wider community excited about reading books, and talking about the stories they love best. It’s simply marvellous. - M. G. Leonard, author

Enriching, illuminating and engaging. An expert guide to helping young people discover the magic of books and become readers for life. - Eloise Williams, Inaugural Children's Laureate Wales

Full of fresh ideas, this is essential reading for any educator who wants to instill a lifelong love of reading. Every school should have a copy. - Katya Balen, children's author

Scott Evans is a brilliant champion of children's books and reading for pleasure! - SF Said, children's author

A must-have resource for EVERY classroom - this book is exceptional in its imagination, its passion and its purpose. All children deserve to read for pleasure - this book is the key to making that happen. - Hannah Gold, award-winning author

Scott Evans gives a very comprehensive and user friendly approach to the idea of ‘Reading for Pleasure’ in the form of an essential guide. Whilst many of the innovative ideas centre around school life, it is easy to see how these could be adapted in your own home as a parent... Highly recommend! - Bex, English teacher and blogger @teachermumreadsbooks @mummyisreading

This is the essential read for anyone involved in a primary school looking at fostering reading for pleasure. Packed full of practical ideas – including creating a reading spine of diverse texts to hosting your own Book Awards – this will definitely lead to a positive reading culture in schools. - Tom, Assistant Headteacher, blogger and co-host of #EduPubChat Check 'Em Out Books blog

This is a goldmine of practical strategies and clearly explained, rational tips for developing reading provision. This is a book for ... anyone who wants to play a part in building a community of readers. - Kate Heap, teacher, author of the Developing Reading Comprehension Skills series and blogger at Scope for Imagination

Scott brilliantly distils everything you should, could and may implement for reading for pleasure into manageable bite size chunks, which can easily be digested, dipped into and shared for CPD to inspire and inform without overloading. Scott has taken all the myriad approaches for fostering a love of reading and fashioned it into a zesty, green slice of a book - like a slimline tonic. It's awesome! - Chris Soul, children's author, book reviewer and teacher www.chrissoul.co.uk

It takes a single step to start a journey and I wholeheartedly think that this is an indispensable resource to help schools begin or continue their reading journey: a journey that really is life-changing for children. - Mary Rees, teacher, Reading Lead and children’s book blogger at bookcraic.blog

The genius of many of these ideas is that they are simple and with little or no cost in terms of money or time – an all-important consideration in these times of squeezed budgets and over-burdened staff. - Jacqui Sydney, teacher and blogger at WorldsSmallestLibrary.wordpress.com

This is a book that needs to be in every primary school. I guarantee it will be well used and will help to change lives. - K and O: Bonkers About Books blog

The pure joy of Scott’s book is that he has gathered together many tried and tested ideas which can easily be slotted into daily practice and culture in classrooms, whole schools and the wider community to create a constant, non-gimmicky buzz about books and reading. - Through the Bookshelf blog

What a little pocket rocket this is! As a school librarian this book is perfect for me to read and gain ideas that I may not be covering in my library but need to take on board to help promote reading for pleasure further. - Emma Suffield, Little Blog of Library Treasures @LibraryTreasures85

Some of my favourite ideas are reader recommendations (which are incredibly powerful coming from teacher to pupil) and first chapter Friday – the latter of which I plan to integrate next term for sure! - Vicky's Never Ending TBR Blog

Practical strategies, activities and ideas that are easy to implement with teaching tips, suggestions for taking it further and bonus ideas... Although aimed at primary teachers, most of the suggestions are easy to adapt for older students and whilst many school librarians will already be carrying out a lot of these recommendations, the range will ensure most find something new to put into place. - Barbara Band, School Library Consultant

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Chris Soul UK

“A handy, accessible, inspiring guide to promote a love of reading in primary schools. Vital!”

Scott Evans, known as the Reader Teacher, is a force to be reckoned with. His reviews, recommended lists and book match ideas are brilliantly useful and something I have shared with teachers, children and parents in... More

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“A must-have for anyone interested in improving children's RfP”

Like many of those within the children’s book-reading community on Twitter, I have always read for pleasure and cannot remember a time when I didn’t, even as a young child. Unlike my brother, who was told as an adult... More

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“A treasure trove of good sense and inspiration!”

Reading- for pleasure, for learning, for escape, to share, for a million reasons- has always been a massive part of my life. The family joke is that I was born reading and am never without a book (or several!) stashed... More

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