At Nobel, we know that reading is a valuable, enjoyable and worthwhile endeavour. We recognise that children who develop good reading habits: improve their literacy skills, find it easier to access all subjects and generally have better life outcomes. Moreover, as well as the numerous academic benefits gained from regular reading, enjoying a book can also prove to be a great form of escapism and stress-relief.
In addition to our Reading at Nobel routines, we expect all students to read for at least 30 minutes, 5 times a week. In doing so, our aim is to foster a life-long reading habit in all of our students.
How can I help my child with their reading?
- Encourage and praise your child’s reading efforts
- Demonstrate your interest in reading. Read or listen to a book to model the behaviour you expect from your child
- Provide a calm, quiet and safe environment for your child to read
- Help your child to avoid distractions such as: television, computer games, social media etc.
- Listen to your child read aloud at least once a week
- Engage in discussions about what your child is reading
- Ensure that your child’s Reading Passport is completed and signed once a week
Track, monitor and improve reading in school or at home. At its heart, Accelerated Reader is simple. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.Accelerated Reader
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