Reading for pleasure
Evidence suggests that reading for pleasure leads to increased attainent. Clark and DeZoya (2011) found a significant positive relationship between enjoyment and attainment indicating that pupils who read more are also better readers.
At St Michael's we aim to instil a love of reading in many ways:
- We expose the children to a wide range of set books through our St Michael's readung diet.
- We model good reading to them to excite them and inspire them to read themselves.
- Staff share their love of books, recommend new texts and engage pupils in 'book talk' to inspire others to read more widely.
- We have 'read and reflect' time - quiet time for children to explore new texts or simply read their favourite books.
- We have book corners in every classroom, which we re-stock as frequently as we can with new and exciting titles.
Ultimately, we want to submerge all pupils in a wide variety of exciting texts, in a variety of ways, to inspire them to want to read for pleasure.