How I teach - Bring pupils to books

Well-planned author visits can boost literacy across the school

One of the most successful methods of promoting reading for pleasure among students is to host a visiting author. Thankfully, such events are becoming easier to arrange with the help of forward-thinking independent bookstores and booksellers, many of which have the connections to enable schools to source top-quality authors free of charge. But are author visits worth all the hours of preparation required to make them a success? Below are some of the pros and cons.

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