It is important that you always have an interesting book to read, so here are a few tips on to choose books effectively.
5 rules to choose a suitable book:
- Look at the cover, does it look interesting, exciting?
- Read the blurb, does the story sound interesting?
- Think of the author, have you read other books by the same author?
- Read the first page and use the 5 words rule: if there are more than 5 words you don’t know on the first page, the book is probably too hard for you.
- Ask a friend for a recommendation
Here are a few websites which can help you choose books:
What Should I Read Next: type in the name of a book/author you liked and the site will suggest further reads.
Search for a book on Amazon.co.uk or The Book Depository and they will suggest similar books you might enjoy.
Go to your local library and ask for some advice; it’s free!
Love Reading for Kids is a great website which features the newest releases in children’s books. You can even sign up for updates.
And remember children can read in many different ways: books, magazines, on tablets, on computers…
Some pages you might want to visit to read online
BBC Primary History http://www.bbc.co.uk/schools/primaryhistory/
BBC Newsround http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/
First News http://www.firstnews.co.uk/news/
Match of the Day Magazine (football) http://www.motdmag.com/
RSPCA – animals http://www.rspca.org.uk/allaboutanimals
WRITING and SPELLING
The 100 word challenge http://100wc.net/
Spelling City http://www.spellingcity.com/
http://www.mymaths.co.uk – Children have their own logins stuck in their homework books.