'Reading is an Adventure': developing reading engagement in the primary school

Lockwood, Michael
November 2009
English 4--11;Autumn2009, Issue 37, p9
Academic Journal
The article discusses the strategies outlined by the author to provide solutions to the unfavorable research findings regarding the attitudes of students towards reading for learning and for pleasure. However, the researches in England after 2005 have indicated that more teachers are providing opportunities to read high quality texts with children in primary schools. It recommends that teachers must ensure that there is planned time for independent reading.


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