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Holiday Reading

READING EVERY DAY

  • Creates lifelong readers.
  • Allows imagination and creativity to flourish.
  • Makes connections to new places and people.

Creates memories in the family

During these holidays it may be a good idea to include some fun into reading by linking with films or videos.

  • For Years 3, 4 and early year 5; the David Walliam’s books which have been made into films include:
  • A good reader in late Year 3 right through to Year 8s
  • Students in Year 5 to Year 8 would enjoy:
  • A Year 6/7 books/ movies list would include:
  • A different Year 6 to Year 8 task would be to read the four most popular A.A Milne Books and then watch the movie “Goodbye Christopher Robin”.
  • Gangsta Granny
  • The Boy In The Dress
  • Billionaire Boy
  • Ratburger
  • Awful Auntie

Two of the most popular books in recent years; “Wonder” and “Auggie and Me”

(by R.J. Palacio) have been made into a widely advertised film which has been released

 recently into cinemas as “Wonder”. (MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)

 “Bridge To Terabithia” by Katherine Paterson

which was made into a film about ten years ago.

  • The Life of P.T Barnum (published in 1855) and to see the current Hugh Jackman film “The Greatest Showman”.
  • Next year another film version of Oscar Wilde’s “The Canterville Ghost” will be released.  The book is widely available.

It is not a child’s movie as AA Milne, who wrote

  • Winne the Pooh
  • The House at Poor Corner
  • When We Were Very Young
  • Now We Are Six..

was a playwright and author before World War I.  After he returned from the war, he suffered from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and moved to the country.  It was there that he created the widely loved books based on the cuddly toys his son played with.

HOW TO TELL IF THIS BOOK IS AT THE RIGHT LEVEL FOR YOUR CHILD

  1. Reading for 30 to 45 minutes every day, the child completes the book in a week to ten days or
  2. Divide the pages in the book by 7 (240 ÷ 7= about 34 pages) and check that the 34 pages can be read easily in one sitting.


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