'Teach pleasure of reading'

<p>Jonathan Dean</p><p>Publishers have hailed a landmark Ofsted report on the importance of teaching children the pleasures of reading.</p><p>In Reading for Purpose and Pleasure, the education and standards watchdog said work was needed on primary school pupils' attitudes to reading. It found one in three children at hundreds of primary schools had not reached the desired reading level before joining secondary schools.</p><p>The report blamed teaching standards at ineffective schools, and said that few had successful strategies to overcome pupils' reluctance to read. Despite some schools su...

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