Books Left on the Shelf; A Fifth of Pupils Only Read Blogs and Magazines
Byline: Laura Clark Education Correspondent
ONE in five youngsters never picks up books outside school, a poll has found. Instead, websites and blogs have become children's reading matter of choice.
Pupils ranked social networking sites, blogs, general websites and magazines above books in a major survey of their reading habits.
A quarter did not believe that being a proficient reader would help them achieve success in future.
A similar proportion thought that being successful meant having lots of clothes, being famous and owning a flash car.
The findings came in a study of 2,176 pupils aged seven to 15 by the National Literacy Trust, …
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Publication information: Article title: Books Left on the Shelf; A Fifth of Pupils Only Read Blogs and Magazines. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: April 4, 2009. Page number: 10. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2009 Gale Group.
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