Christian books teenage girls dating
An ally of Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, who is combating allegations that he had sexual contact with underage women, defended Mr Moore by noting the age gap separating the parents of Jesus Christ.
The reported that Mr Moore allegedly initiated a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old and made advances over three other teenagers when he was in his 30s, with the paper having interviewed all four women.
Experts attacked the worrying trend and called on secondary schools to build more dedicated reading time into the curriculum for 11 to 16-year-olds.
The study examined the reading comprehension and habits of 848,219 children at 3,897 primary and secondary schools across the country.
However, the study found that Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Old School was the ‘most chosen and read’ book by secondary school pupils, closely followed by Walliams’ Gangsta Granny.
The TV star’s Billionaire Boy also featured in the top ten most popular titles in secondary schools, along with Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Teenagers are falling dramatically behind in their reading because they stick to children’s authors like JK Rowling rather than more ‘challenging’ books, a major study shows.
Secondary school pupils read simple texts for pleasure such as Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and comedian David Walliams’ books instead of moving onto harder texts.
Youngsters also prefer to stay with Roald Dahl’s classics, more commonly read by primary pupils, as well as J. Rowling’s Harry Potter series and Youtube star Zoella’s novels.
The research was conducted by Keith Topping, professor of Educational and Social Research at Dundee University on behalf of assessment provider, Renaissance UK.
Professor Keith Topping yesterday said secondary school pupils should be moving on from books such as Wimpy Kid and Girl Online to ‘more challenging’ texts.