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Research and analysis
Research evidence on reading for pleasure
Research into how and why children read for pleasure and evidence for how to promote it.
The first section of the document highlights research evidence on reading for pleasure from domestic and international literature; exploring evidence on the trends and benefits of independent reading amongst both primary and secondary- aged children, as well as why children read.
The second section covers the evidence on what works in promoting reading for pleasure.