Your Reading Challenge
Please keep your booklet up to date, get it signed by whoever is reading with you, and complete a book review a week if you can. If your challenge is complete and you have done all the categories you can, talk to your teacher or the librarians to find out what happens next!
Forgot your reading challenge booklet?
Don't worry! All the information you need to keep going is on our school website here:
Run out of book reviews?
This year our book review system is much simpler, with one review that fits all kinds of books and suits all ages. If you don't want to print out the reviews at home, you can easily make your own by folding a piece of paper into quarters and writing on the headings yourself. The headings are: like, dislike, patterns and puzzles.
I don't know which book to read next!
You could always start with books from the Book Trust Top 100 - especially as these earn 50 credits each. You can find the lists on the Book Trust website - link below.
Visit the school library! Here are some ideas of books we have in the library for each category.
You could also read through poems on an author's website and reference it on your book review e.g. Review for www.poetlizbrownlee.co.uk by Liz Brownlee. Read a minimum of ten poems if you are doing this. Here are a few of our favourites:
A graphic novel is a complete story which has been told in a comic book format, where the text forms part of the pictures. This is different from ordinary comics which tend to have very short stories, or parts of stories and then you have to buy the comic next week to find out what happens next.
Things to remember when reading a graphic novel:
Don't read too quickly or you won't understand the story: if you are reading aloud, explain what is happening in each frame to the person listening and really go for it with the sound effects!
Grown-ups, be careful when buying/borrowing from the public library as most graphic novels and manga carry an age rating - check the back cover.