The pupils shall read texts in order to experience, become engaged in, marvel at, learn about and acquire insight into the thoughts and living conditions of other people. The Norwegian subject builds on an expanded text concept. This means that the pupils shall read and experience texts that combine different forms of expression. They shall explore and reflect on fiction and factual texts in "bokmål" and "nynorsk" Norwegian (either can be optionally the first-choice and/or second-choice language), in Swedish and Danish, and in texts translated from Sami and other languages. The texts shall be linked to a cultural-history context and the pupils' contemporary time.