Motivating Your Reluctant Readers

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6 students

Motivating Your Reluctant Readers

6 Students
NOTE:  For our e-learning training you will require a connection with camera and microphone ability.  When training, cameras are expected to be on, and when asked to respond via the chat, comments to be added.  This is to show engagement and attendance.  If there is no camera or engagement certification cannot be issued.
Programme Overview
Motivating Reluctant Readers
Delivery Model Online Face to Face session
What is Included
  • Certificate of attendance.
  • Course material (if applicable).
  • AED 440 per delegate plus 5% VAT
  • Discounts available for 3 or more delegates from the same school
Deadline booking date
Wednesday 24th January 
Training dates
Tuesday 20th February 2024

1:00pm to 3:00pm UAE time
Programme breakdown
  • A 2-hour online, live facilitated session.
  • Participant self-directed personal exercise time.
  • Opportunity to ask questions and meet other delegates via ZOOM.
Platform ZOOM
Target audience

PRIMARY and SECONDARY School librarians or teachers who wish to find out ways to engage more reluctant students with reading for pleasure, reading for information and improving their attitudes to literacy

Aims of the course

Learn of the barriers that can prevent some students engaging with reading and develop techniques based on sound pedagogical theory to overcome these challenges, setting students on a more productive pathway to literacy

Intended outcomes
  • Gaining an understanding of why some students are reluctant to engage with reading
  • Learning about different approaches to motivate reluctant readers to combat this challenge
  • Knowing how to involve the wider school community in creating a cross-curricular literacy culture

Sarah Pavey

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Sarah Pavey has worked as a teacher librarian for many years, both in the independent and maintained sectors in the UK. She has published several professional books and is also a co-author of "The Innovative School Librarian". Her new publication “Playing Games in the School Library” was published in September 2021. Sarah has spoken at numerous teaching and library conferences and training events, most recently at the World Education Summit. Sarah holds a post 16 teaching certificate and is involved with the training of teachers and librarians on a regular basis in a variety of areas.

Programme details:

Why is it so hard to engage some students with reading? Is it just the distraction and appeal on online multimedia options or are there barriers that some students view as insurmountable? How can we open them to the opportunities fluent readers can enjoy and delight in whether fiction or non-fiction. This course will consider ways to make reading more accessible to these students and how we might boost their intrinsic motivation and self-esteem using alternative approaches. Some ideas will be based upon case studies gathered for the book “Playing Games in the School Library” Facet 2021 written by Sarah Pavey.


*  Times are UAE 1:00pm to 3:00pm via ZOOM.

Session 1:

What prevents some students from engaging in reading?

Exploration of barriers such as development, language, accessibility, distraction, special needs


Session 2:

Overcoming the challenges

Ways to increase engagement both physical and digital approaches. Links between oracy, writing and reading. Use of reading schemes.


Session 3:

Working with parents/guardians and the wider school community

Providing links to reading at home – developing opportunities and special events. Using role models. Whole school approaches to creating a cross curricular literacy culture


Session 4:

The reading library

Developing the physical and virtual library space to encourage reading in all its forms

Sarah Pavey
2 hours