There’s no better motivator to inspire reading than word-of-mouth – and when a cluster of pupils shouts out about a brilliant book they’ve read, they are likely to encourage others to follow their lead. Encourage the process wherever you can, perhaps inviting pupils to bring in – and discuss – their favourite reads in a regular in-class slot. Recommendations from other parents and teachers can be a positive influence too, showing students that reading is a valuable, lifelong skill.
Earlier this year we ran a Share a Read competition in partnership with The Reading Agency, encouraging five to 19-year-olds, and teachers too, to share their favourite book or story character in a review.
Read the winning entries