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got reluctant readers to love books

How much reading did your class do over lockdown? The likely answer for some of your pupils is: not as much as you would have liked.

The temptation is to look at barriers to reading as an explanation: literacy challenges, no access to books, a lack of assistance at home. But, actually, sometimes a child can struggle with none of those things and still not read as much as they perhaps should. Motivation to read is more complex than simply having the right tools.

So how can you get your pupils into a habit of reading again now that they are back to some semblance of normality? We caught up with

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