The thing about books… Let’s TALK about books

02 Apr 2018

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Books have been, are, and always will be a vital resource in primary schools, yet the time to explore them, talk about them in depth, and link them to life experiences has been lost. One primary school teacher exhorts other teachers to to talk widely to their pupils about the books they are reading in order to encourage a happy reading habit.

“The Reading for Pleasure agenda seems to have been sidelined in the need to improve test scores. Reading in our classrooms seems to be driven more by how children answer a question rather than whether they enjoy reading.”

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