Helping children to develop a love of reading is always a priority for teachers. This month we launch a new series of author studies that 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.
We continue with a study of Cressida Cowell, by Laura Clark, B.Ed student, 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 Sarah, an eleven year-old enthusiastic reader, by Megan Williams, PGCE student, Canterbury Christ Church University.