LIBRARY AND READING
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, all the family should put reading on the agenda too!
to find information, advice and links about the library and reading all in one place.
1. How can I help to encourage my child to read more?
- 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 too judgmental 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.
For more advice and information download the Parental Literacy Support Booklet:Parental Literacy Support Booklet
2. Where can I get help to find great books for my child?
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. Please feel free to contact the librarians if you need further help.
3. What is Accelerated reading (AR)?
All Year 7 and 8 take part in the AR reading scheme. Visit here for further information about AR and to download an introduction for parents.
You can also search for books that are in the scheme by going to www.arbookfind.co.uk and this is a good way to find some great books to read.
4. How do I order books from the Scholastic book club?
The librarians run the Scholastic book club throughout the year and you’ll receive information about each club via ParentComms. The scheme allows you to purchase discounted books online for free delivery to school. There is always a great selection of books and good ideas for that next great read.