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Oakley Vale Primary school

Independent Reading Time


Your child will have independent reading time every day to read and discuss their reading for pleasure books.

Benefits of independent reading 

Engagement increases

Children who connect with meaningful reading materials experience greater reading achievement. The amount that a child spends actively reading can be a significant indicator of this reading achievement.

Stronger reading skills are developed

Fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary increase when students have a greater desire to read more regularly and discuss what they have read.

Students are more actively involved in learning

As reading skills improve, students are better prepared to comprehend other classroom reading materials and subjects.

Students are more excited to share what they learn

Students want to share what they learn with their classmates and gain a desire to know more about the topic they chose. Giving children an opportunity to discuss their chosen reading material can help reinforce what they learned.