Pie Corbett's Reading Spine
Great books build the imagination. Imagine a primary school where over 7 or 8 years, children are read to, enjoy, discuss and work with around 82 core books. These 'essential reads' would be a store of classics, creating a living library inside a child's mind. This is the 'Reading Spine'.
"A child who is read to will have an inner kingdom of unicorns, talking spiders and a knife that cuts into other worlds." Pie Corbett