What does a whole-school reading culture look like? is the first of a series of blog posts that Alec has written for the website of Pearson Learning, the publishing and assessment company. Look out for at least three more posts – and soon, a video by Alec too!
Another kind of ‘reading dog’! This Sheffield University student’s dog is engrossed in Alec’s storytelling during a guest lecture. Still, it was a story about Kipper the dog, after all...
Sleeping... from miles away! Children from Heybrook Primary School in Rochdale react to one of Alec’s stories, even over video. If you’d like your class put to sleep – then woken up, then laughing and learning – get in touch!
Two old favourites! As part of his work for Heybrook Primary School in Rochdale, Alec has recorded ‘The Pedlar of Swaffham’ and ‘Stone Soup’. Watch these and other videos in Alec in Action.
Get Everyone Reading! ... is the title of Alec’s new guide to reading for pleasure, available on the SLA website. Find out Alec’s thinking on this important topic; ‘Fantastic resources’ and ‘incredibly helpful’ were just two comments.
Alec has recorded a video of 5 top tips for parents as part of the SLA's contribution to Reading Together Day. ▶ View Video
Alec’s recorded two more stories for Littlecoates Primary Academy, Grimsby. See the school’s Patron of Reading page to hear all of the stories Alec’s recently recorded for home-schooling parents and now-returning children.
At Littlecoates Primary Academy, where Alec is Patron of Reading, he now has a special display board! Find out more about the scheme...
Alec recently compered the UK National Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz in London. Special guest was Children’s Laureate Cressida Cowell, who’s pictured below with Alec (Courtesy of KT Bruce Photography)
Don't forget poetry! Here's Alec recently rehearsing children in a great read-aloud conversation poem. Thanks to Manorside Academy and Deep South Media.
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