Welcome to ReadingZone Live
ReadingZone Live is a development of the existing partnership between LGfL and www.Readingzone.com
and brings regular Interviews and Live Video Conferences with some of the best contemporary children’s authors to London schools.
Antony Horowitz, Sally Gardner, Sophie McKenzie, Robert Muchamore, Pete Johnson, Sally Nichols, Ali Sparkes and Alexander Gordon Smith are among the authors who have already joined us for the Reading Zone Live programme, which is helping inspire young people to explore new authors and genres and to develop their own creative writing.
ReadingZone Live: How it works
Each month, a group of LGfL schools are linked with our live author events via video conferencing, with one school’s reading group selected to host the author event. During each event, authors discuss their writing before answering the students’ questions via video conference.
After each event, the curriculum-based resources are added to via the LGfL ‘Reading Zone Live’ website. The resources include footage of authors discussing their work and creative writing, their inspiration and the issue surrounding writing for a living.
The interviews provide a unique insight into the world of the professional writer and feature questions about books they write and also explore the wider challenges involved in writing as a career. They can be used to help children to appreciate the skills and approaches that professionals take to release their inner creativity and express themselves through their work.
ReadingZone Live: How to take part
- Teachers / pupils can email their questions for the author prior to the event live events by emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Any school can watch the live streamed video conference events as they happen via the Live link icon
- If you would like to actually take part in the video conference – your school will need to have dedicated video conferencing equipment and work with the LGfL technical team to ensure that they can participate in the event.
- NB. There is a limit to the number of schools that can participate in a live video conference event, when demand exceeds supply a waiting list system will operate for interested schools. All schools can watch the event live on the live stream
If you would like to join the live author events via Video Conference or email questions to feature in the author interviews, please contact email@example.com