Children should have choice over their reading activities

To create a structure, and equip children with the skills, to improve their reading choices by encouraging

  • Discussion and teaching of strategies for children to select books
  • Scaffolding reading choices, particularly for less experienced readers, by providing fewer book options aligned with their interests and abilities.
  • Ensuring books are organised optimally in the school library and/or classrooms to facilitate student choice (e.g., by book, genre) and that children understand this structure. Also include visible reviews (e.g., written by children) to support choice
  • Peer to peer and teacher to peer recommendations and book-talk to support each other’s reading choices.