Definition : "The teacher creates an enthusiastic and energetic literacy classroom."

Pleasure is an important component of effective early literacy instruction. This teaching practice has been termed 'the classroom fun factor' which is an off-shoot of good classroom relationships and satisfaction, and is closely related to warmth, empathy and rapport with children.

Pleasure is evident when a teacher increases child participation in learning by creating an energetic and exciting classroom. Overall in the study, pleasure was less frequently observed than the other teaching practices in the participation dimension: it was observed consistently only in the classrooms of the more effective teachers and one of the less effective teachers.

The ways in which pleasure was demonstrated and stimulated varied from episode to episode but a number of common forms were evident. This sometimes took the form of the teacher expressing personal pleasure in the learning task, for example: