The literate classroom - workshop by Alan Gibbons

Thursday, 6 October 2016 -
10:00 to 13:00

About the workshop

Alan’s workshops are exciting and informative, providing participants with a firm structure and the freedom to experiment in a fun and supportive environment. 

The session will cover

  • how to encourage a reading and writing school
  • examining current evidence on the impact of libraries
  • the scaffolding approach to writing
  • the relationship between phonics, grammar and syntax

About Alan Gibbons

Alan Gibbons has been writing children's books for twenty three years. He is the winner of the Blue Peter Book Award 2000 'The book I couldn't put down' for his best-selling book Shadow of the Minotaur. He has also been shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal in 2001 and 2003 and twice for the Booktrust Teenage Prize. His books have been published in Japanese, German, Italian, French, Thai, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Swedish and other languages. Alan was a teacher for 16 years, working with KS1, KS2 and KS3. He has made numerous visits to schools and libraries, colleges and education conferences in the UK and overseas, speaking at the AISA and ECIS conferences in Nairobi and Istanbul. He is a popular speaker at the Edinburgh Festival, the London Book Fair, the Northern Children's Book Festival, the Hay-on-Wye Festival, the Cheltenham Festival and many others.

Who can attend

The workshop will be extremely helpful for teachers from the middle and secondary sections of schools.

Registration Fee details

For British Council Member  :      INR 2000/- per participant

For Non – Member               :      INR 2500/- per participant

How to register

Prior registration is required to attend this workshop. For registration please contact Kamal Bhardwaj at 0172-5203014 or email at