5B Why Do Books Matter?

We read an article called “Why Do Books Matter?” and discussed the importance of books. In our discussion, Erin said that “reading is dreaming with open eyes!” Ellie-May thought that reading for pleasure “will improve your reading scores when we do comprehension work!” Finally Myli said, “reading is a life skill which will help us as we grow up!”
We made some posters which promoted the importance of reading and included information from the article. We also discussed how reading gives us a wider vocabulary, better understanding of other cultures and helps us to develop empathy. We also looked for quotations which showed the importance of reading and added these to our work. We liked: “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go!” (Dr. Seuss)