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Foundation Reading



In this episode of Action! Teacher Video, teacher Heather Ravenhall presents her inspiring film, How to Motivate Reluctant Readers.

Featuring action research carried out at Greet Primary School in Birmingham, the video explores the different methods and strategies used to encourage young children to read and enjoy books.

The video is part of a unique showcase of videos made by teachers about their work in schools.

Presenter Xanthe Steen is joined in the studio by Heather, as well as education consultant Adrienne Jones and teacher Chris Horn, to discuss the project.

They look at what the school's research has revealed to date and the discuss the strategies that have proved successful. They also consider the wider implications of using teachers'videos to record and assess children's learning and to aid teacher CPD.

Published : Feb 2007

15 mins


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