Creative Teaching & Learning

Developing An Innovative Approach To Reading Non-Fiction Texts

Schools underplay the importance of reading non fiction and put children off by calling it 'reading for information'. Heather Clements argues, this is a serious lost opportunity to close the achievement gap and suggests a more rigorous approach.

As with most research I undertake this work stemmed from a question raised by a forward-thinking Primary school “How can we develop book talk to enhance our work across the curriculum and develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of, and engagement with, non-fiction texts?”

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