Attitudes to Reading at Ages Nine and Eleven: Final Report

Marian Sainsbury, Rebecca Clarkson

06 March 2008

In June 2007 NFER ran a reading survey of year 4 and year 6 children to determine current attitudes to reading.

Key Findings

  • 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.

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