Great Shared Reading doesn’t need much in the way of surroundings: some people in a space, with chairs to sit on, a story or a poem to read. But over the last 12 months, some of our volunteers at The Reader have had the opportunity to run Shared Reading groups in the beautiful surroundings of Kensington Palace in London.
This week’s featured poem, The Voice by Thomas Hardy, has got thinking about reading aloud in Shared Reading groups, the importance of hearing the written word out loud in different voices.
This week we have a timely poem from Thomas Hardy who is reflecting on An August Midnight.
This week our Featured Poem continues the need for hope which feels so prevalent after recent events. Today we read Thomas Hardy’s Song of Hope.
With Valentines creeping closer we’re taking up some suitably romantic weekend reading as recommended by Practice Mentor Amanda – Thomas Hardy’s Far From the Madding Crowd.
This week’s Read is a collection of poetry, William Barnes’ Poems of Rural Life in the Dorset Dialect, as recommended by our Head of Reading Excellence, Kate.
This week’s Featured Poem has a suitably festive feel, The Oxen by Thomas Hardy.
There’s no hiding from it anymore, Christmas is coming. But don’t panic, we’ve got bookish gifts all wrapped up!
To celebrate our new partnership with Oxford University Press we have a Reader Story from a group enjoying one of our new Oxford World’s Classics.