Is the private aspect of reading the problem? | dhgenglishreflect

Is the private aspect of reading the problem? | dhgenglishreflect

How do we get young people reading more?

Why do so many teenagers turn off reading, particularly in the modern day?

They’re the million dollar questions that we, as English teachers, as Literacy coordinators, and as parents are continually grappling with.

What if reading’s fundamental draw -the individual, imaginative, private experience, was in fact a key reason why many students are essentially switched off it?

Teenagers are social animals – their existence depends on it. Their interests are usually ones that can be shared and reflected on afterwards with others: sport,…

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