4 Myth busting
Primary National Curricula for Literacy and English in England, Scotland and elsewhere make reference to, or set out a statutory requirement to encourage children to read literature, or a variety of texts for enjoyment and for information. However, when teachers become accountable for children’s enjoyment of reading, some misconceptions can arise about what Reading for Pleasure is and how it is promoted within a curriculum framework in school.
Throughout the course you have read about what Reading for Pleasure is, and how to foster it. In the following sections, you will read eight myths about Reading for Pleasure in the classroom and explore why they are fallacies.