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Creating a Reading CultureTo be successful there should be: –a large, varied collection of reading materials –knowledgeable library and teaching staff who know both the collection and the students with whom the work –adequate access to reading materials both during structured reading programs and out of school hours – varied forms of reading materials in an array of reading ability levels Genazzano FCJ College
Creating a Reading CultureTo be successful there should be: –modeling by staff of positive attitudes towards reading and their students as readers –whole school support for reading as a necessary part of life –an encouraging, welcoming physical environment –a sense of ownership by the students of their own reading development and their reading environment Genazzano FCJ College
THE ENABLING ADULTThey provide books and time to read them andan attractive environment where people want toread. They stimulate a desire to become athoughtful reader. They demonstrate byreading aloud and their own behaviour what a‘good’ reader does. And they respond, and helpothers respond, to the individuality of everyonein the reading community they belong to. Chambers, A. (1991) The Reading Environment, p. 92. Genazzano FCJ College
What does this look like in practice? Genazzano FCJ College