I'd like to ask what people think about reading around the class. I have found that the children who are most keen on reading aloud are usually the least able and that the most able prefer the teacher to read. Reading to themselves is the most desirable outcome but often surprisingly hard to get people to do. If the text is difficult (e.g. Frankenstein) or requires a lot of feeling and emotion (e.g. Maggot Moon), what are your class strategies when you want to get children to engage with a text? Thanks.