Really Wide Reading
Above and Beyond
Danny Rurlander - at Trinity
Booktalk noun (buk)(tawk)
- A conversation about a book that you have read, infused with joy and emotion. Best if done daily.
- Sharing a book recommendation or a book review for a book you’ve read.
We love to share Booktalk with students and staff.
Please have a chat with a librarian and you can fill out one of Booktalk cards as well.
Power of 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 students 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 the school curriculum. This is why the school library is such an important resource for all our students as we aim to have a wide range of books to suit all interests and levels.
How can I 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.
We are here to help! We’re passionate about books and reading.