Reading for pleasure

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Why read for pleasure?

Lots of people love to read novels, magazines, and books about their hobbies.

Quick tips for tutors

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.

What do the levels mean?

Reading for pleasure levels:

Entry 1&2
Entry 3
Level 1

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