Get them reading no matter what
I have a feeling the National Literacy Strategy with its flaws so eloquently outlined by Jim Sweetman (TES, January 30) will fail to address this vital issue. Surely we don't need to abandon the cultural and artistic parts of the national curriculum and provide a more rigid and untested teacher pedagogy to promote a love of books, reading and a wider literacy. We need to get children reading all and everything. We need shelves full of quality books of all shapes and sizes. We need really good school libraries staffed by professionals and we need the school library services that do such a brilliant job.
GEOFF DUBBER 29 Alexander Drive Cirencester, Gloucestershire