How can information books be used in a reading for pleasure context?
The concept of reading for pleasure has been around for a few years now and found real credibility when it was mentioned in the National Curriculum in 2014.
The latest version of this has placed an even greater emphasis on the RfP agenda and OFSTED are now looking at how schools focus on this. Professor Therea Cremin in Reading for Pleasure is essential to children’s education said:
“Ofsted is, in fact, looking to see evidence of a rich and wide reading curriculum, encompassing lots of reading aloud to children, and with children to support reading by themselves. Developing a love of reading is officially recognised in the United Kingdom as being essential to children’s education.”
Reading for pleasure is often considered a fiction activity. Information books have seemed to be under the umbrella of curriculum support; mainly due to the range of books that have been published for young people. We are all familiar with the large education publishers and the myriad titles that they produce to satisfy the needs of the national curriculum.
20 July 2022