The Big Little Book Corner - World Book Day
Children are heartily encouraged to read in their early years of school. However, once students have mastered this skill and they move from learning to read, to reading to learn, the role of pleasure in the activity can be forgotten. If reading is just seen as a tool for learning, the will to read may not be fostered in young people. Recreational book reading involves voluntary reading for pleasure, and research suggests that students in Australia and internationally are reading less over time. Why is reading important? Regular recreational book reading is one of the easiest ways for a student to continue developing their literacy skills. Reading for pleasure has been associated with a range of benefits, including achievement across a range of literacy outcomes, with literacy levels linked to advantages for academic and vocational prospects. What is aliteracy? Students with the skill to read, but without this will, are deemed aliterate. Whose job is it to encourage teen reading?