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 over 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 200 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 2019-20?

The Power of Reading and Power of Reading in the Early Years have raised children's literacy achievement for 14 years with over 5000 teachers trained. In 2018-20 we are offering training in regions across the country. Teachers on the training receive 20 carefully chosen children's books.

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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

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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

See example Power of Reading teaching sequences 

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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

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    Poetryline User

  • The Power of Pictures provides great classroom activities. We are thrilled with the development of our children’s writing.

    Literacy Leader

  • The CLPE Reading and Writing Scales could transform English pedagogy & assessment. An excellent free resource.

    Dame Alison Peacock

  • CLPE training has had a transformational effect on the engagement of our children in reading and writing.

    Headteacher, 2017

  • The project has had a huge impact in the EYFS through use of the books and teaching sequences. It has been instrumental in giving more confidence and inspiration to our teachers.

    Deputy Headteacher, Power of Reading project