Literacy

Get Reading!

The more you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. – Dr. Seuss

Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers. – Harry S Truman

Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. – Joseph Addison

A book is a dream that you hold in your hands. – Neil Gaiman

When you sell a man a book you don’t sell him just 12 ounces of paper and ink and glue – you sell him a whole new life. – Christopher Morley

 

Reading is the most important skill for life for all students. Learn to read and you will be able to go anywhere and do anything if you are determined enough.

If you don’t like to read, you haven’t found the right book. – J K Rowling

 

Stuck for ideas? Here are some places to help you get started:
Book Finder – great resource for finding new books to read
Love Reading 4 Kids
Fantastic Fiction
Children’s Book Sequels – for finding the correct order for a series of books
Tom Palmer – specialises in book for boys
Empathy Lab – fiction and non-fiction

You could also explore:
Audible – free online access to children’s audio books
Project Gutenberg – offers over 50,000 free e-books in various formats
Goodreads – students can add reviews of the books they have read
World Book Day – lots of useful links and resources to explore every day of the year

PUBLIC LIBRARIES: Being a member of the public library means that you can get access to a wide range of online resources, including newspapers, dictionaries, Britannica online, e-books and audio books. It is possible to join the library online. Do check with whichever local authority you live in, but services are extensive in Oxfordshire, Reading, Wokingham, Buckinghamshire and Windsor and Maidenhead.

 

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