A Date With A Book
Year 7 students at KSA have been familiarising themselves with books they might like to read at the Academy’s library in a speed-dating style event.
Year 7 students at KSA have been familiarising themselves with books they might like to read at the Academy’s library in a speed dating style event.
As part of the students’ transition into the Academy the new Year 7s have been invited to spend a total of two minutes with one book at a time. Then a bell is sounded for them to move on to meet with another recommended read.
After reading a snippet of all of the 17 novels being offered to the students, they are then asked to decide which book they would like to spend more time with and read more of.
The students will then be reacquainted with their favourite book at Christmas.
Secondary Phase Librarian, Heidi Economou said: “It is a fun exercise for the students and part of their transition in Year 7. We look at all their preferred choices of books and we reunite them with their chosen book to spend more time with, before the Christmas break.”
Mrs Economou added: “It is a great taster exercise too, as it introduces them to new books to consider reading in the future.”
The books being looked at included: Tiger Wars by Steve Backshall, Stories of WW1 edited by Tony Bradman, The Great Ice-cream Heist by Elen Caldecott, Ruby Redfort: Look Into My Eyes by Lauren Child, Whale Boy by Nicola Davies, Extra Time by Morris Gleitzman, Wild Boy by Rob Lloyd-Jones, A Laureate’s Choice: 101 Poems for Children chosen by Carol Ann Duffy, Ghost Stadium by Tom Palmer, Geek Girl by Holly Smale, Operation Ouch! My Brilliant Body by Dr Chris and Dr Xand Van Tulleken and A Boy called Hope by Lara Williamson.
The exercise is part of the Bookbuzz reading programme from the Booktrust, which supports schools to encourage reading for pleasure, independent choice and develop a whole school reading culture.
Participating schools give their students the opportunity to choose their own book to keep from a list of 17 titles suitable for 11 - 13-year-olds and selected by a panel of experts.
The programme is aimed primarily at Year 7 students.
For more information visit www.bookbuzz.org.uk