At Trinity School we believe that reading is a passport to the world. The benefits of reading go beyond the opportunities offered by being well-read with a good command of English. Reading great literature opens children up to ideas, experiences, places and times they might never otherwise experience in real life. Reading for pleasure gives opportunities to learn about a multitude of things that cannot be covered by a school curriculum.
Also because parents are the most important reading role models for children and young people, we need all the family to put reading on the agenda too!
We have put together information, advice and links about the library and reading all in one place:
Some ideas for helping your child to love reading:
- Let your child choose what to read, rather than choosing what you think they should read. Try to have a ‘light touch’ – don’t be judgemental about what they choose!
- Encourage your child to read magazines, comics, newspapers and the internet as well as books.
- Talk to your child about books or magazines you haven’t enjoyed, as well as things you love.
- Make time to read together if you can. You could try reading the same books so you can discuss and enjoy together.
- Buy books as presents. Don’t forget TV tie-ins and books about interests such as computer games or bands.
- Remember that your child is reading when they are looking at bus timetables, menus, instructions, TV guides and the internet.
- Let them see you enjoying reading.
- Encourage them to borrow library books.
- You could try an ereader to read ebooks.
Please download the pdf files below for more information and advice.Parental Literacy Support Booklet Yr 7 Fiction Reading List
We have compiled reading lists for different year groups, different genre and themes. Students can use these to find books that they will enjoy. Many of the books are in the school library.
Scholastic book club
Our termly teen book club – you can purchase books online for free delivery to school. A great selection of books and good ideas for that next great read.
Accelerated reading (AR)
All Year 7 and 8 take part in the AR reading scheme. Go to the library website to get more information. You can also search for books that are in the scheme by going to www.arbookfind.co.uk
We have set up reading lists on this website that will help students to develop and extend their reading. You can also purchase books from this company at discounted prices. Remember that many of these books can be borrowed from the library.