Reading: Reading for pleasure

Reading for pleasure means any reading that is mainly for enjoyment.

Quick tutor notes

Reading for pleasure includes:

  • Understanding different types of fiction: genres (science fiction, historical fiction, ghost stories), imagery in poetry, reading with children.
  • Features of non-fiction: reading for hobbies, reading newspapers and magazines (including skimming and scanning), online research

Downloadable Factsheets

Doctor Who - Science fiction
Doctor Who - Characters
Reading with children
Working out new words
Choosing books with children
Beyond the Bounty - Finding out more
Reading for hobbies
The Little One - Characters
The Little One - Ghost stories
The Little One - Creating atmosphere
Reading newspapers and magazines
Beyond the Bounty - Historical fiction
Beyond the Bounty - First-person narration
Poetic terms
Imagery in poetry

Downloadable Worksheets

Sue's fish pie recipe
Doctor Who - Reading aloud
Doctor Who - Setting the scene
Doctor Who - Story development
Finding books with children
Sharing books with children
Doctor Who - Who says what?
Sounding out words
Reading for information
Scanning for key words and phrases
The Little One - Descriptive words
The Little One - Setting the scene
The Little One - Creating suspense
Beyond the Bounty - Looking at language
Beyond the Bounty - Online research
Discussing fiction
Finding information online
Understanding imagery
Beyond the Bounty - Setting the scene
The Little One story development

More videos on this topic

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Shaun's story: Reading the newspaper
Louise's story: Reading with children
Sue's story: Reading recipes
Tommy's story: Reading the football programme
Stories about you: Making reading personal
Reading groups enjoying books together
Visiting a gallery: Reading about paintings
Reading in pairs: Helping each other
Talking about books: Looking at covers
Sue's story: 63 reasons to read
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