(2007). Revisiting reading for pleasure: Delight, desire and diversity.
In: Goouch, Kathy and Lambirth, Andrew eds.
Understanding Phonics and the Teaching of Reading: A Critical Perspective.
Berkshire, UK: McGraw Hill, pp. 166–190.
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To what extent do children in the early 21st century choose to read for pleasure, for leisure and for enjoyment? Are they reading for themselves, or for their teachers and the assessment system? Does the desire to read independently, to engage with others’ worlds, to wonder and ponder and find out more about issues of interest run deep enough to sustain the young as readers of today and tomorrow?
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