Helping children to develop a love of reading is always a priority for teachers. This month we continue our series of author studies which aims to provide rich insights into the worlds and work of some popular children's authors. We are grateful to student contributors who have given permission for their work to be shared.
This month we feature two studies of Michael Morpurgo by Katie Powell and Caroline West, B.Ed students, Plymouth University, 2013.
In this popular series, the published Book for Keeps review of the featured story is combined with a summary of the key themes in the book, some teaching ideas, and connections to other stories that teachers may find useful..
Sometimes the most useful way to improve our support of young readers is to share other people's thoughts and experiences. These case studies of children as readers aim to give you this opportunity and also to link the real life experiences with relevant and useful research.
This month, a case study of Charlotte, a four year old reader with special educational needs, by Jade Corby, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.