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Recommended Reads for KS3 and KS4 / World Book Day

Discussion in 'English' started by Helenita, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Helenita

    Helenita New commenter

    Hi All,
    I am currently trying to put a list together of recommended reads for all Year groups in my school, inlcuding Sixth Form. Does anyone know where I could get some up to date lists of recommended books for Years 7, 8 , 9, 10, 11 and 12-13?? I want to display these around school in order to try to promote reading for pleasure. I also plan to display recommended reads for each subject area, in order to promote learning through extended reading.
    Also I am planning to run a competition for World Book Day, we haven't really done anything for this in the past, so I know it will be hard to get a lot of students involved at the start. If anyone has any ideas on how to promote World Book Day in Secondary schools I would be really grateful.
    Many thanks,
    Helenita xxxx
     
  2. Helenita

    Helenita New commenter

    Hi All,
    I am currently trying to put a list together of recommended reads for all Year groups in my school, inlcuding Sixth Form. Does anyone know where I could get some up to date lists of recommended books for Years 7, 8 , 9, 10, 11 and 12-13?? I want to display these around school in order to try to promote reading for pleasure. I also plan to display recommended reads for each subject area, in order to promote learning through extended reading.
    Also I am planning to run a competition for World Book Day, we haven't really done anything for this in the past, so I know it will be hard to get a lot of students involved at the start. If anyone has any ideas on how to promote World Book Day in Secondary schools I would be really grateful.
    Many thanks,
    Helenita xxxx
     
  3. marlin

    marlin Star commenter Forum guide

    There are quite a few booklists available on the 'net.
    These are some that I have found.
    KS3:
    http://www.thegrid.org.uk/learning/english/ks3-4-5/ks3/reading/index.shtml#camb
    KS4:
    http://www.lordwilliams.oxon.sch.uk/_includes/attachments/P82/Key%20Stage%204%20Reading%20List.pdf
    KS3 & 4:
    http://www.prioryschool.net/senior/recommendedreadinglists.htm
    KS5:
    http://www.toothill.notts.sch.uk/data/files/dept/english/ks5_extreadinglist.pdf
    and if you type Key Stage 5 Reading List into Google you'll see the top 3 results might be of interest to you - they are word docs so I can't give a link here.
    The World Book Day challenge for this year is to make a video of someone telling a story and uploading it onto youtube - there is no reason why your pupils couldn't have a go at this.
    http://www.worldbookday.com/index.html
    There are resources on TES that might be of use. This is the calendar page - not all are WBD - but you can see fairly easily which are:
    https://www.tes.co.uk/ResourceCalendar.aspx?nbday=1&nbmth=3&nbyr=2012&evcode=68
     
  4. Helenita

    Helenita New commenter

    Thanks so much for the information. It;s really useful!
    xx
     
  5. These are great ideas. Do you have a librarian at your school? That would be a good place to start and s/he would be able to help with ideas for competitions too. The School Library Association publishes a number of age-banded book lists under the title Riveting Reads, look on their website for more information www.sla.org.uk
    ReadPlus is a great website for book lists but you do have to subscribe http://www.carelpress.co.uk/eresources/readplus/index.html
    You could try posting your question on the librarians forum on this site too!
     
  6. oh gosh yes, I can help, and I am sure lots of other librarians will offer too ... I have lots of book/reading lists, books to recommend
    don't you have a librarian in school? if so, I am sure he/she would be delighted to offer their help
    surely this is his/her role in school????? it's mine, and so is WBD - do check this out with your librarian
    if all fails, there is a librarian section on here too
    good luck


     
  7. You can also check out ideas for promoting reading at http://heartoftheschool.edublogs.org/ and I'm sure the School Libraries Group at CILIP www.cilip.org can help, if you don't have a librarian at your school. You could also speak to your local public library or School Library Service if your area still has one.
     

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