Is your school a Power of Reading school yet?

CLPE's highly successful Power of Reading training programme has supported thousands of schools in raising engagement and attainment in reading and writing for all pupils. This website has teaching sequences for nearly 200 children's books for all year groups in the primary phase as well as more than 1000 practice examples. To access the resources you need to have a subscription. Schools participating in the training programme automatically receive a subscription. 
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Plan your literacy curriculum using our comprehensive teaching sequences for all primary age groups

Subscription to the Power of Reading gives your school access to 200 teaching sequences and 1000s of examples of classroom practice.

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Access over 190 teaching sequences and over 1000 examples of classroom practice that guide planning and help you to select the best teaching approaches to explore high quality texts in depth, enhancing reading comprehension and providing meaningful contexts and purposes for writing.

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Are you considering the Power of Reading for 2018-19?

The Power of Reading and Power of Reading in the Early Years have raised children's literacy achievement for 13 years with 5000 teachers trained. In 2018-19 we are offering training in regions across the country. Teachers on the training receive 20 carefully chosen children's books.

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Find out more about the Power of Reading website

This introduction will guide you through the resources available on this site so you can get the most out of your subscription including links to the National Curriculum, cross curricular links and writing outcomes.

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Early Years

Book Power of Reading in the Early Years

Engage in the Early Years language and literacy curriculum using high quality books and practical teaching approaches in line with the EYFS 2014 with this training project developed from the original Power of Reading project research.

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Books and Teaching Sequences

Find Power of Reading books and teaching sequences

All Year GroupsYears 1 & 2Years 5 & 6
FoundationYears 3 & 4Year 7

Discover 11 brand new teaching sequences for 2017/18

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Are you an IPC school? View CLPE Collaboration with International Primary Curriculum to find out how our texts link.

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Reading for Pleasure

At CLPE we work to emphasise the importance of books and literature in enabling children to become confident, happy and enthusiastic readers and writers, with all the benefits this brings.  The Power of Reading is our flagship project which is underpinned and based on our research and experience.

More information about the Power of Reading

Reading for Pleasure, What We Know Works

The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales

A Sample Power of Reading Teaching Sequence

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Literacy CPD

All CLPE training is designed to help you develop practical approaches to literacy learning that inspire a love of reading and writing for all children. Teachers attending our training receive strategies and resources that can be put into immediate practise and support EYFS 2014 and NC 2014.

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Power of Reading training near you

Upcoming Training

Power of Reading - Ipswich

Thursday, 20 September 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Kirkby

Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Kingston & Richmond

Thursday, 27 September 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading - Norfolk

Wednesday, 3 October 2018 - 10:00am

Power of Reading

Thursday, 4 October 2018 - 10:00am

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