The challenges of teaching reading to secondary aged students; new landscapes.

  This article recently featured in Nasen’s Special           The landscape We have emerged from a few years of ‘fervent phonics’ in primary schools which promises to eradicate reading failure amongst our older learners and so contribute to  ‘narrowing the gap’ of attainment. Whilst there are mixed views about the evidence […]

Reflections on boys’ reading

Reflections and tips on boys’ reading… I asked a few friends who have boys of varying ages what their thoughts and top tips might be on getting/keeping boys reading.  Here are their responses … 1. Well, he’s gone slightly off the boil at the moment, not enjoying his current book…. Anyway, I’d recommend: – Start early; read […]