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Reading for Pleasure in the Primary Classroom
Consistent reading for pleasure opportunities in the classroom facilitate the creation of a school
community of readers. A crucial factor in developing a culture of reading in a primary school
community of readers, is teacher knowledge. This webinar provides an insight into the many
educational and emotional benefits associated with reading for pleasure and the necessary steps in
the creation of a classroom culture of reading.
This webinar will explore reading for pleasure opportunities in the primary classroom and effective
strategies, supports and resources for developing reading for pleasure practices.
Join Clara Fiorentini of Marino Institute of Education, as she shares insights into:
 Purposeful and practical reading for pleasure practices
 Reading motivation
 Choosing and using texts across a variety of genres
 Book Talk
 Establishing a ‘reading for pleasure’ action plan
 Reading for pleasure and the school culture of reading

Apr 24, 2023 07:00 PM in Dublin

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Clara Maria Fiorentini
Clara Maria Fiorentini is a lecturer in Initial Teacher Education at Marino Institute of Education, specialising in Literacy and Early Childhood Education. Prior to this, Clara taught for eleven years in an urban, DEIS primary school in Co. Dublin, Ireland. Clara provides CPD for primary teachers and early childhood professionals in the areas of literacy, children's literature, play based learning and school transitions. Clara is completing her PhD research in early literacy development and transitions to formal literacy learning. Clara is currently an executive committee member of the Literacy Association of Ireland. You can connect with Clara via her website www.claramariafiorentini.com or via Instagram.