Reading in the Norwegian subject refers to the ability to read texts on paper and on screens. This means the ability to read and reflect on fiction and factual prose, to master reading strategies adapted to the purpose of the reading and to assess texts critically. Reading in the Norwegian subject also refers to reading multimedia texts that may contain text, pictures, drawings, statistics and other forms of expression. The Norwegian subject has special responsibility for teaching reading skills. The development of reading skills in Norwegian spans the basic decoding of sounds to reading, interpreting and reflecting on texts in various genres for different purposes and of different lengths and complexities.
The first teaching of reading skills shall be in the pupils’ first-choice language.