Thursday, 2 February 2017

Reading Challenges 2017


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It’s exciting to start a new year in the Junior School Library.
This term we are concentrating on setting up good reading habits with the students challenging themselves to improve their reading, read regularly and widen the variety of the choices they make to read

Kinder, Year 1 and Year 2

K-2  students will be encouraged to take part in the NSW Premiers Reading Challenge for 2017.  This program, which encourages wide reading, will be supported by the Junior School Library.

This involves 30 books either read to the students, or by themselves, from the Premier’s Reading Challenge Lists from the PRC website (this includes 5 free choice books). The majority of these are picture books. We will keep a record of the books we read aloud to the students at school and add these to the student records later. Parents should keep a record of the books students read at home, either from our Library, from their own collection or from the public library.

A Personal Reading log is provided but is also available on the PRC website. Please write books read in the Reading Log every week before returning them to the Library. These records can then be entered online once the PRC have set up all their logins. We are hopeful this will in mid-March. During Term 2 the PRC website becomes live and the book list can then be entered online for each student.  We will send details when this happens and happy to provide assistance if needed.
We want all of K-2 to participate.

Years 3, 4, 5 & 6

READING CHALLENGES
3-6 – students have Choices             …….EITHER
1. Premiers Reading Challenge - 20 books read by themselves from the PRC lists (see website) –includes 5 of their choice. This list includes novels, picture books, and information books. The Library will provide students regularly with books from the lists.  The books should be at a reading level that is reasonably comfortable for them to read.  The emphasis is on reading widely and regularly.

A Personal Reading log is provided but also available on the PRC website. Please assist your students every week at home to write in all books that they read, either from our Library, from their own collection or from the public library.  During Term 2 the PRC website becomes live and these records can then be entered online by the students.  We are hopeful this will in mid-March. Once this process has been demonstrated we ask the students to take responsibility to enter them at home in their own time. We are hoping to have the challenge completed before early June. Students finish when they have read 20 books. Those who are successful in the PRC will receive a special Premiers Reading Certificate. Students receive a Gold Certificate in their 4th year and a Platinum Certificate in their 7th year.
AND/OR
2. Inaburra Junior School Reading Challenge – This is for the more able readers with the emphasis is on reading more challenging books across a variety of genres.  They will read their own choice of books and count the number of pages they’ve actually read. A log for this will be sent home with those who wish to do this one. This will finish in early June and we’ll see who has put in the most effort to challenge themselves. There will be some prizes given to high achievers.
NSW Premiers Reading Challenge Website