The Teacher's Tool Kit For Literacy

The Value Of Independent Reading

Episode Summary

Literacy expert Sharon Callen sits down with one of Australia's top children's literature leaders

Episode Notes

Independent reading is crucial to literacy learning but schools and teachers can still struggle to bring it to its full potential. Mark Macleod joins the show to share his insights.

Mark has been involved with children's publishing for over 25 years as a lecturer, publisher, freelance editor, President of the Children's Book Council and now as an author.

Mark published books for young readers and for adults under his own name imprint at Hodder Headline and was Project Manager of 'My Favourite Book' for ABCTV.

Mark is well known as a television and radio presenter, and has won the CBCA Lady Cutler Award and the Australian Publishers Association Pixie O'Harris Award for distinguished services to children's literature.

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