Reading Science for Pleasure: SLA Guideline
Reading Science for Pleasure: Guideline
While some associate 'reading for pleasure' with reading fiction, school library staff are well aware that many children enjoy non-fiction and eagerly engage with books about sport, celebrities, world records and the like. But what about science? Present-day science information books are often very appealing, well-written and attractively illustrated. They have the power not only to extend young readers' knowledge but also to excite their interest and imagination.
In this publication Ruth Jarman and Joy Alexander draw on their experience of working with school library staff, teachers and TAs to offer guidelines for exposing children and young people to science books and encouraging them to read them for pleasure, using the school library as a base. They present a wealth of tried and tested ideas designed to help young readers uncover the knowledge, wonder and adventures contained in these books and, perhaps, to feed their curiosity and cultivate new interests while broadening their reading horizons and their identity as a reader.
With a foreword by Andy Seed, this book is sure to boost the engagement with science books in your school library.
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