21-3611-AUT-Inspiring a Love of Reading

21-3611-AUT-Inspiring a Love of Reading


Inspiring a Love of Reading 

“It’s not just about learning to read, it’s about learning to love books.” (Rosen, 2014)  

For Primary Teachers and SNAs.


With the arrival of the Primary Language Curriculum, inspiring our children as lovers of reading has been placed firmly on the literacy learning agenda once again. In fact, Engagement, Motivation and Choice are now included specifically as Learning Outcomes.   

The focus of this talk will be on supporting teachers in encouraging children to read for pleasure and it will cover a number of key areas: 

- The classroom, school and local library

- Recommended reads

- Practical classroom ideas

- Creating a dialogue around books

- Teachers as readers

Duncan Mc Carthy is Principal of St. Peter's NS, Dungourney, Co. Cork.  He has spent the last number of years supporting teachers and schools as a Literacy Advisor with the PDST, a member of the Literacy Association of Ireland Executive Committee and a provider of courses for Cork Education Support Centre.

Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival

Course Details

Course Start Date / Time 09-11-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date / Time 09-11-2021 9:00 pm
Capacity 25
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Fee Free
Number Hours 2
Speaker Duncan McCarthy
Location Cork Education Support Centre

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Cork Education Support Centre


Cork Education Support Centre, The Rectory, Western Road, Cork



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