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Reading: Power of Pictures


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The Power of Pictures is a project devised by the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). The project began in 2013 when CLPE's Charlote Hacking and author Ed Vere put together a course for teachers designedto help them use picture books; understand the process that goes into develeoping a picture book; and to develop meaningful relationships between authors and schools.

Teachers help children to learn about the craft of picture book-making by working directly with a published children's author/illustrator. They investigate the writer's creative process, analyse their images, and explore the relationship between picture and text. Teachers use teaching sequences and copies of the picture book to enable children to develop their creative writing.

Teaching staff at Sydenham have been trained in the CLPE's Power of Pictures. They have also received in-service training from booking-making expert, Paul Johnson, so that children are developing their own book-making and publishing skills as part of the creative writing process.

Please click on the link below to find out more about the Power of pictures:

CLPE Power of Pictures Report