Best Practice

Engaging your reluctant readers

Engaging reluctant and struggling readers is a clear challenge for every school. Ahead of a workshop focused on this issue, Angela Fuggle from the literacy charity Beanstalk offers some practical tips

Research findings have suggested that around 25 per cent of children leave primary school unable to read at the expected standard for their age. This means that you have the tricky task of identifying the students in your class who cannot read at the same level as the rest of their peers.

Managing this can be very difficult and time-consuming, yet the benefits of trying to encouraging children to have good reading skills are huge.

Here are some quick tips and strategies on how you can encourage reluctant or struggling readers to be enthused by reading and embrace reading despite the transition between year 6 and years 7/8.

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