Reading at Home




With schools and libraries being closed at the minute, we know it can seem more challenging to find what Parents might describe as ‘appropriate’ material for their child to read. With that in mind, reading material for children could be…

magazines, comics, suitable websites, text messages, emails, newspapers, lyrics, poems, manuals, fiction/non-fiction, Blogs and ‘e books’

Research also shows,

‘If children are told that they have to read and they have little choice in the matter, then they will ultimately shy away from reading’.

So, I have put together a selection of ideas and approaches, to help you and your child, during the extended ‘Lockdown’ period. Scroll down to click on the documents. 

  • ‘The Rights of a Reader’ by Daniel Pennac
  • Things Parents and Carers can do to support children’s reading
  • A ‘checklist’ for home reading
  • A Child and Parent ‘Reading Talk’ prompt.
  • A Reading Challenge
  • Strategies to model when reading with your child
  • Ideas to deepen understanding and reflection
  • Questions to ask about a book read so far
  • A list of websites to go to

Finally, without putting you, your child or your families under any unnecessary pressure, we hope these ideas help to make reading an enjoyable time. Remember, ‘Children who read become adults who think.’

Sending best wishes and thinking of you all,

Miss McGonigle

 Year 5 teacher and Literacy Lead

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