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Developing Reading for Pleasure: engaging young readers
Developing Reading for Pleasure: engaging young readers

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11 Summary of Session 1

In this session you have read about the importance of childhood reading for the educational and wider benefits it affords. Whilst educational attainment boosts children’s life chances, it is the wider personal, social and emotional benefits that have been foreground in this course.

Three school children sat next to each other each reading their own book.

As you progress through the sessions, you will delve into the complexities of being a reader, the power of narrative and the social nature of reading. You will read more about the Reading for Pleasure framework that was touched upon in this session and learn how to develop your knowledge and skills to promote children’s desire to read both in the classroom and in homes.

In this session, as you will throughout the course, you have begun to reflect on your reading practices, preferences and your identity as a reader. By developing a deeper understanding of yourself as a reader, you will be empowered to help children exercise their rights as readers and develop positive reader identities.

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