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World Book Day 2018

SMSC: Culture Matters
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Mark Penny

on 25 September 2018

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Transcript of World Book Day 2018

World Book Day 2018
Books help you develop as a person but reading has
other benefits too
According to research what benefits can reading provide?
Young people who read for pleasure are more likely to pass exams when they are 16.
They will have a better general knowledge and more advanced vocabulary.
Young people with an advanced vocabulary are better able to express their ideas and views.
This makes them better communicators in both written and spoken forms.
Young people who read for pleasure are more open-minded and have stronger imaginations.
This makes them more creative, adaptable people.
Young people who read for pleasure are likely to have more emotional intelligence.
They are better at dealing with other people, working in teams and are more socially skilled.
Books introduce us to new ideas, new cultures, different opinions
Here are some examples...
A story set in Alabama, USA during the 1930s when black people had few rights and were treated badly.
The story is told through the eyes of a 7 year old girl who tries to understand why some people are treated unfairly and why others stand by and let it happen.
A wonderful and inspiring story.
Nick Vujicic is an amazing man.
Born without arms and legs he lives life without fear and, despite his disability, remains incredibly positive about his life.
His biography describes what his life has been like.
Set in Afghanistan, during the many years of war that nation has faced. Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini offers an understanding of how people live in a country we only see in the news and may not appreciate the difficulties of life there.
World Book Day on March 1st looks to encourage young people to read more
Do you read books regularly?

Yes or No
How might reading books help us develop some of these British or Christian Values?
Which values particularly?
The most popular reads......
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