Biscuits or Banquets?

Maureen Hunt examines the quality of the reading ‘diet’ children are getting and how important it is for those children from more disadvantaged backgrounds to have rich reading experiences in school. She explores why solely using a phonic based approach is not enough and gives some top tips for teachers to make the reading experience into a metaphorical banquet for children.
Teacher showing phonic cards to students

Becoming a lifetime reader is dependent on developing a love of reading1 and few would argue against the fact that the ability and motivation to read impacts on the life chances of all children. 

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