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Alec’s Get Everyone Reading guide is getting more publicity!  In this short reading for pleasure video (done for Pearson Learning) Alec talks about the main points.

Reading for Pleasure Video for Pearson Learning

The fourth blog post Alec’s written for Pearson Learning is on (what else?) storytelling and reading aloud in schools!

The school library is A Powerhouse for Reading, as Alec’s third blog post for Pearson Learning explains.

Want to get more boys reading? Try Ploys for Boys, Alec’s second blog post for Pearson Learning.

What does a whole-school reading culture look like? is the first of a series of four blog posts that Alec has written for the website of Pearson Learning, the publishing and assessment company.

Whole School Reading Culture

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...

Sheffield Video Dog

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.

The Pedlar of Swaffham

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.

Get Everyone Reading

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 Top Tips

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.

Bunnies on the Bus!

At Littlecoates Primary Academy, where Alec is Patron of Reading, he now has a special display board!  Find out more about the scheme...

Reading Friend Display with Alec Williams at Littlecoates

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)

Alec with Cressida Cowell at the UK 2019 Final of the Kids' Lit Quiz in London

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.

Manorside Academy, Poole

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