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Scholastic CPD Training and Workshops | Creating and Using a Reading Spine with Pie Corbett

Creating and Using a Reading Spine with Pie Corbett

Join our free one hour CPD workshop with literacy expert Pie Corbett on 15th September at 3.45pm to find out how you can create and use a Reading Spine in your school.
Discover how you can develop and implement a rich, text-based reading curriculum to support children to become motivated and independent readers.
Register with the password READINGSPINE

Pie Corbett

Pie Corbett is an educationalist, literacy expert and author, well known for his books on teaching creative writing, as well as many other books, schemes and anthologies.

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Pie Corbett Reading Spine Teacher's Guide
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Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine

Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine is a core of books that create a living library inside a child’s mind. It is a store of classics and essential reads that help children engage at a deeper level and enter the world of the story.

  • Bring reading to life with a classic read aloud programme, selected by literacy expert Pie Corbett
  • Foster a love of reading with the best-loved books for Nursery to Year 9
  • Deepen comprehension and teach drama and writing by drawing on the core books
  • Find all the support you need to deliver Pie Corbett’s Reading Spine in the Teacher’s Guide, which outlines six steps towards creating a Reading Spine in your school.

Imagine a primary school where, over seven or eight years, children are read to, enjoy, discuss and work with a core of around 80 books. These ‘essential reads’ would be a store of classics, creating a living library inside a child’s mind. This is the ‘reading spine’. Schools that have a reading spine build a common bank of stories that bind the community together.” Pie Corbett, Literacy expert

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