Here are some resources to structure and track your independent reading. You can complete reflection tasks in your I.S books or create your own reading log.
(You may not be able to view or download in Scribd but you can using the PDF link below.)
If you're in years seven and eight, you'll be able to log into Accelerated Reader and quiz on the books you finish during usual academy hours. I'll be tracking to rising word count and letting you know the progress being made!
All years are welcome to complete and share reading reflection tasks.
If you run out of things to read you can find more at the sites below.
MyOn - Free ebooks to read online. Graphic novels and quick reads. Most can be quizzed in AR.
World Book Day Resources - Additional ideas, resources and extracts to read.
Authorfy - Reading and writing resources and ideas from authors based on their books.
BookTrust Home Time - Author readings, activities, games and competitions.
Audible - Listen to audiobooks free online. - Cirque du Freak, Darren Shan (AR 4.8)
- The Jungle Book, Rudyard Kipling (AR 7.2)
World Book Online - Free ebooks to read online.
Open Library - Free ebooks to read online - Charlotte's Web Full Book.
Here's our reading start point... See how much reading you can get done to keep yourself challenged and entertained and to add to your college totals for points for the College Cup!
We had another wonderful World Book Day at Hans Price. Students completing the Character Hunt identified over sixty dressed up members of staff. Books were recommended, read aloud, borrowed, shared, swapped & bought. What a wonderful celebration of reading by staff & students!
Over two hundred students left the academy with new books of their own and others had plans about how to spend their token. Students that haven't visited the library for a while came in to ask about books they had heard about during the day and a number of teams successfully completed the World Book Day Detective Trail.
Everyone took part in a quiz designed to celebrate books, understand the benefits of reading and share the books we love. People read aloud from favourite books or books they had chosen their characters from, shared what reading meant to them and showed trailers or recommended books in their lessons.
I was overwhelmed by the effort and enthusiasm that the staff at Hans Price put into supporting World Book Day. There was a real buzz about books and reading throughout the academy and I had such lovely conversations with students about how much they enjoyed the day or how inspired they felt and I heard about so many similar conversations with other members of staff. It was a brilliant celebration of reading!
"I loved getting a free book that I could take home. I didn't expect that!"
"My favourite part was finding out which each teacher was dressed as because it was a mystery until you worked it our or sometimes you saw someone and it was like seeing a character you've always known."
"I liked that the Science teachers wrote Winnie the Pooh quotes on the boards to raise awareness about Mental Health. They were all really good. I got that right in the quiz."
"Seeing all the teachers in costumes was the best bit!"
"My Spanish teacher was dressed as the Very Hungry Caterpillar and we got to listen to it read out in Spanish and that was so good!"
"I liked finding all the clues and reading all the quotes in the different lessons."
"In English we talked about Ms Prescott's costume and all the background of the character and the book. It was really good actually because we had loads of discussions in different lessons about books and the backgrounds of the teachers' costumes."
"There were actually really good books to choose from! I've finished mine and I'm going to swap it with my friend because we got different ones then swap back."
"There were books in the quiz that I knew and I got to tell everyone in my learning family about it and why it was good."
"I loved it."
Our wonderful DT department and students built a pop up library to help share books far and wide around the academy! Keep a look out for pop ups!
In September we gave our year sevens #Wonder by R. J. Palacio as a welcome gift & reading challenge. Reading through the entries this week has been so heartwarming! Students have clearly enjoyed the story & taken away the perfect message! Can't wait to give out rewards!