As part of this blog post, my class and I decided to put together a guide to reading for pleasure. The children came up with roughly 30 rights. I’ve decided to categorise them as I think it makes for more interesting interpretation. Take a look and see what you think. You can also read our ‘Year 5 Rights Of A Child Writer‘ here.
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This article is based on, and written in relation to, findings of educational research (Cremin, 2008, Pieper & Beadle, 2016 & Miller & Anderson, 2009). The tenor of this article is to allow the reader to reflect on children’s reading and is in no way a criticism of any school(s) policy or teachers’ practice.
If you’ve ever felt a pang of disappointment that some (and maybe even many) of the children in your class are not turning to books with enthusiasm and engagement, despite your best efforts at providing book-weeks, author events, booktalk sessions and a selection of ‘good’ titles in your class library, then I urge you to read on now.
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Daniel Pennac, in his book The Rights Of The Reader, created 10 rights for child readers and these can be viewed as a poster here.
In 2011, The National Writing project produced its own ten rights for writers which includes the following:
- The right not to share.
- The right to change things and cross things out.
- The right to write anywhere.
- The right to a trusted audience.
- The right to get lost in your writing and not know where you’re going.
- The right to throw things away.
- The right to take time to think.
- The right to borrow from other writers.
- The right to experiment and break rules.
- The right to work electronically, draw or use a pen and paper.
Continue reading “The 29 Rights Of The Child Writer.”