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On Thursday 29 September, we invited Children's Laureate, illustrator Chris Riddell to christen the walls in our café. Unable to resist the lure of a freshly painted, white, huge, blank canvas Chris spent the day doodling on the walls.
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The Power of Pictures is a major new literacy project from CLPE and children’s authors/illustrators. Project findings show drawing is linked to success in children’s writing and reading pictures significantly impacts on comprehension. The project website is free to use.
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Experience high quality training over the next term. Book on Group Reading in KS2 or on the Getting it Write Conference (places still available).
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For the first time two poets have been crowned winners of the CLiPPA 2016 (CLPE Children's Poetry Award). The announcement took place at a Poetry Show at the National Theatre with performances from the shortlisted poets and Shadowing School winners.
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We worked closely with teachers and in partnership with UKLA, NATE, NAAE and the EMC to develop the original Reading and Writing Scales into a tool that can be used by teachers to inform classroom practice in the 21st Century. They are now available as a free download and an App.
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Download our free, practical publication about developing Reading for Pleasure in your school.

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We have collected together a range of our free resources to support you to use quality children's literature to teach about empathy and understanding.
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The Power of Reading is taking place at CLPE and at other locations. The Power of Reading for the Early Years is also open for booking.
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Poet John Hegley announced the shortlist following a show hosted by Roger McGough featuring performances from children and CLiPPA 2015 shortlisted poets including Joseph Coelho, Rachel Rooney, Jennifer Watson and Valerie Bloom. Read on to discover who is on the CliPPA 2016 Shortlist
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We have just opened booking for our longer courses for 2016-17. Read on to find out how to register for Raising Achievement in Writing, The Essentials of Early Literacy and our new in depth literacy course, Progress and Achievement in Reading. Places are strictly limited and always sell out fast.

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