Mission: Engender a love of reading.
Mission: Engender a love of reading.
A simple sounding mission that has been ongoing in schools forever! There are a number of reasons why people argue that this is 'the' most important mission. There are arguments that reading is a life skill and without the ability to read people will find it difficult to gain employment and live a 'normal' life.
The National Curriculum encourages teachers to read whole books with pupils in order for them to improve their grammar and knowledge of 'Standard English.' There are those people who argue that children need to develop a love for reading in order to access wonderful worlds, visit places and go on adventures that they may not have the opportunity to do in their everyday lives.
Another thing that the quotes don't tell us is that the books that some schools will send home may not be amazing, beautiful stories but rather dull and boring reading scheme books. Books without a plot, that have few words on a page and are functional skill delivery texts that do not inspire children. These books can lead to some children being put off reading altogether unless other amazing books are shared alongside the scheme books. Send home library books and great picture books alongside the reading scheme books.
It is a sad fact that in some households do not have many books. In some houses, the reading scheme book will be one of only a handful of books available and books or reading are often not seen as important in some homes. A recent UKLA survey showed that 25% of children agreed with the statement that their parents were not bothered if they read or not. There are many battles that we need to overcome in order to get children to enjoy reading. We need to ensure that we are supporting parents in order for them to share quality texts with their children.
Another problem with reading in schools is that as soon as we light the reading spark, we get children enjoying reading for reading's sake then we test them. We tell them that the reading they have been doing is not good enough, their reading ability is not where it should be and they need to get better at it. For those novice readers or reluctant readers this may just put out that tiny spark that was beginning to grow.
How can we get children to love reading and be confident with reading if the first thing we do is tell them that they are not good enough at it?
A couple more quotes extolling the wonder of reading: maybe we need some that tell them that it is tough too.
16/12/2015 08:34:32 am
I do sometimes wonder if our energies and resources are focused in the right place. You can have the most wonderful school reading culture in the world, but if that then isn't supported when the child goes home, it makes sustaining their enthusiasm almost impossible. In our school, we've got most of the kids on board without too much difficulty; however, engendering the support of some of the parents is proving to be extremely hard (and it isn't because of lack of effort on our part).
16/12/2015 08:53:19 am
I expect you've got a couple of days free over Christmas so I'm sure you'll manage it.
16/12/2015 10:23:00 am
3/6/2018 11:44:44 am
بادر الآن بالتواصل معنا في شركة تنظيف مفروشات بالبخار بمكة حتى تتمكن من الحصول على اقوى خدمات التنظيف المتكاملة لمفروشات منزلك ، حيث ان شركة تنظيف خزانات بمكة تعتمد على استخدام افضل المواد المنظفة الفعالة التي توفرها لكم شركة تنظيف سجاد بمكة حتى يتمكن العملاء من تنظيف جميع المفروشات الموجودة في منزلهم بأمان تام مع الحفاظ على المفروشات و ضمان عدم حدوث اي تلف
3/6/2018 11:59:00 am
الآن ستتمكن من الحصول على اقل الاسعار على جميع خدمات صيانة ثلاجات كريازي المتكاملة التي تحتاجها الحصول عليها اذا كنت تعاني من وجود اي عطل او تلف في اجهزة توكيل كريازي الكهربائية المتنوعة و خاصة الثلاجات ، و ذلك بسهولة و امان عند زيارتك لاقرب فرع لمنزلك من فروعنا المتخصصة من مراكز صيانة كريازي التي تقدم لعملائها جميع خدمات الصيانة الفورية
28/12/2022 09:40:45 pm
This was grreat to read
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