Literacy Matters


This blog piece is written by our expert literacy consultantJoyce E. Holden.

Reading is a skill for life!

I have been workingin education all my adult life: as a teacher of English, as a literacy consultant, as a literacy secondary school governor and as a parent. Everyone should know why literacy skills are so very important. Every teacher and family member should do their best to encourage the improvement of the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills of boys and girls. If we all did so, what a difference it would make!

Let’s look at reading…

  • If children are poor readers, they will be more likely to fall behind at school.
  • Homework, tests and exams will be much harder.
  • More than 98% of jobs in Britain today need reading skills.
  • If you have problems reading, everything in life is harder.

Think of the pleasure, meaning and understanding being a good…

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