In June 2007 NFER ran a reading survey questionnaire to determine current attitudes to reading. The questionnaire was completed by year 4 and year 6 children (aged about nine and 11 respectively) in a nationally representative sample of 61 schools. This questionnaire was previously run in June 2003. The survey provides unique evidence of attitudinal change.
- reading enjoyment and confidence have not declined since 2003
- comics were reported as being more popular than stories, poems, and information books
- enjoyment of reading poems declined significantly.
How to cite this publication:
Sainsbury, M. and Clarkson, R. (2008). Attitudes to Reading at Ages Nine and Eleven: Full Report. Slough: NFER.
Clarkson, R. and Betts, H. (2008). Attitudes to Reading at Ages Nine and Eleven: Research Summary. Slough: NFER.