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
The Little One - Creating atmosphere
Read through these examples of how adjectives and adverbs help to create atmosphere.
Reading newspapers and magazines
Scanning and skimming can be used to help you read newspapers and magazines.
Beyond the Bounty - Setting the scene
Read or listen to the first chapter of Beyond the Bounty and try to answer these questions.
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