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Reading for Pleasure

Research shows that reading for pleasure is more important to a child's educational achievement than their family's wealth or social class. But how to inspire children to get into reading for fun?  Having a couple of nice books in the book corner won't necessarily cut it, especially if your students' parents/carers don't have a reading habit.  So, here are some ideas which will help you to encourage all your students to become lifelong readers and turn your school into a reading school. 

Borrowing books from Resources for Learning is a cost-effective way of ensuring that your pupils have access to a wealth of up to date and relevant materials suitable for all ages and abilities in numbers that mean it is possible to use with the whole class.

 

·    Advice for parents
     Children aged 3 – 7  http://teachers.theguardian.com/teacher-resources/14593/?CMP=edi_44

·    Children aged 8 – 11 http://teachers.theguardian.com/teacher-resources/14594/?CMP=edi_44

·     BBC Reading for pleasure

·     Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

·      Discover Children’s Story Centre

·      DFE – Research evidence on reading for pleasure

·      Lovereading4schools

·      Pearson

·      Scottish Book Trust

·      The National Literacy Trust

·     The National Literacy Trust provides a list of annual celebrations of reading and, where available, approximate dates of when they take place each year and websites to visit for more information.

·       The Guardian Children’s Book Site

·       The Guardian’s Book Doctor

·        The Reading Agency

·        UKLA