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Call to boost children’s writing for pleasure

BBC – Katherine Sellgren

“Children who write for pleasure achieve significantly better results in the subject in the classroom, National Literacy Trust research suggests. Those who like writing outside class are seven times more likely to write above the expected level for their age. While the proportion of children writing for fun has risen, the trust warns many are still not keen on it. It says more attention must be focused on writing for fun, as has already been done on reading for pleasure. The study, published to mark the first National Writing Day organised by the charity First Story, questioned 39,411 eight to 18-year-olds across the UK.”(more)

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