GENERAL READING FROM HOME ADVISE
Additional Reading Resources:
- Medway Libraries have a large collection of books on their free online ebook service. You can join the library online to start browsing the catalog. They are also running book clubs for all age groups.
- Audible are offering free downloads on hundreds of children’s books.
- Amazon Prime Members can read some children’s books for free by using Prime Reading. You can browse titles currently available then click ‘read for free’ to download them to your device.
MYON – ONLINE READING PROGRAMME DESIGNED TO SUPPORT READING FROM HOME
All students are invited to use MyON, an online reading programme designed to support reading from home. MyON is an online catalogue of over one thousand fiction and non-fiction books, and uses tools such as audio narration to support your reading. All students have been set up with an account, and can now explore the site and use it as they wish.
Reading helps to build literacy skills, and this has been proven to develop learning skills across all subjects. Plus, reading is an enjoyable and relaxing pastime, and a great way to wind down in the afternoons after the school day has finished. When students log into MyON for the first time, they will be asked about their interests and what they like to read, and MyON can then help them to choose books that relate to these.
Students should challenge themselves to read at least 3 books per half term (roughly one every two weeks), and should aim to read for about 20 minutes a day. Their reading will be monitored to observe and support them.