The importance of reading should not be overestimated. It is a crucial skill that impacts on all elements of a person's life and learning.
The CHS reading expectation has been that students should read for a minimum of 15 minutes daily. At present, this is more crucial than ever. The more a student reads, the more confident and competent they will become. With more time at home and more time to read, we expect students to be reading for 30 minutes daily during this period. This can be done in one block, or broken up in to chunks. It can be a bedtime novel, news article, non-fiction. It all counts.
What can I expect in terms of reading material and support:
- Each week, a non-fiction reading lesson will be available for students to complete as part of their English package of work on Microsoft Teams. This will focus on the reading of a news article and will remind them of the key CHS Reading Strategies.
- Each week, a fiction reading lesson will be available for students to complete. This will focus on an assigned novel that can be accessed through the CHS e- Library.
- The CHS e-Library: an online resource of 1500 e-books available to students that they can access online. This will be comprised of a number of online packages: SORA, MyOn and BorrowBox
- If your child was part of the Accelerated Reader programme in school, then your child will shortly be able to access an additional library of books that they can then quiz on; continuing their Accelerated Reader journey at home. Students will be able to search for books by topic or according to the ZPD score of a book.
- Weekly parental tips and guidance for encouraging reading and supporting less confident readers.
All of this will be supported by a Developing the Reading Habit chart, encouraging students to log their 15 minute reading chunks. When students have completed their chart, they simply send a picture of the completed chart to the email firstname.lastname@example.org or tag us on instagram @chorltonhighschool for prizes and recognition.