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There is little doubt about the importance of reading in education. Reading has been associated with attainment, employment and quality of life (OECD, 2010) and so it is an essential core learning skill for schools. When reading is discussed, the evidence that is often cited to indicate a reader is one who reads books. However, that may be changing. The influential National Literacy Trust in the UK has recently released the 2010 results for reading from its Omnibus annual surveys about reading, writing, communication and technology use. Their report on reading called Setting the baseline: The National Literacy Trust’s first annual survey into young people’s reading - 2010 from the responses of over 18,000 school students indicates that there may be an increasing diversity in the materials that young people read.

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