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Independent reading

Independent reading

Building fluency and confidence

Research shows that the amount of time children spend in independent reading is the best predictor of their overall literacy and language achievement.

Reading independently for sustained periods helps children build fluency and become self-reliant readers.

You can find new ways of encouraging independent reading with tips from Nikki Gamble. Try hooking junior children on reading with the much-loved Treetops levelled reading books.

Resources for your independent reading programme

Discover your essential support for reading for pleasure

Ideas for Early Reading