The National Curriculum for 2014 places an emphasis on encouraging children to read for pleasure and to be able to discuss what they have read in order to effectively demonstrate secure comprehension skills. How do you meet the needs of more able readers in this? How do you provide focused, inclusive yet challenging lessons? What does a good KS2 reading lesson look like? This book will help.

Moving on: Reading for Pleasure

Moving on: Reading for pleasure

Learning Outcomes

This chapter will allow you to achieve the following outcomes:

  • understand the importance of the learning environment when teaching reading comprehension;
  • understand how you might adapt the lesson examples in previous chapters to suit the needs of your learners;
  • know how to promote reading for pleasure across the school and within your own classroom.

Teachers’ Standards

Working through this chapter will help you meet the following standards:

  • Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge.
  • Plan and teach well-structured lessons.
  • Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils.


The lesson examples outlined in the previous chapters have, at their heart, purposeful reading for enjoyment. They have been written in order to demonstrate how children can develop their reading ...

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