Read

BORROWING

You can borrow 6 Fiction books for 2 weeks.

You can also borrow 6 Non Fiction books for 2 weeks.

ADVICE FOR CHOOSING A BOOK

Can It Be for Me? A website with some excellent advice for choosing the right book.

eBOOKS

Consider the arguments in this controversial video about the future of the book.

Visit the Dandenong High School eBook Lending Facility.  You can borrow 1 eBook for 2 weeks.

The school subscribes to Ziptales

If you have forgotten the username and password ask your teacher or go to the link in the Library Links on the Intranet.  We have written the information on the link.

There are also many FREE eBOOKS on the internet.

International Children’s Digital Library

Project Gutenberg Australia

Children’s Books Online Stories from around the World

Lancashire Grid for Learning Website  Literacy Activities and Resources

Free Tumble Books

Links to free eBooks collected by Joyce Valenza  

We Are All Born Free – Read this delightful picture book which uses a simplified version of the Declaration of Human Rights

If you are in year 7 and 8 try out the iPods and the iPads and evaluate the experience of reading stories in digital, audio and print formats.

BLOGS – FIND OUT ABOUT BOOKS

Inside a Dog  Register at the Inside a Dog Website (a website run by the State Library of Victoria for young people). Register using your school email.  Protect your privacy by not using your whole name or a nickname.  Find out about books, post a review or comment on one of the book clubs I have created.

Literature Map Try artificial intelligence to locate a book that interests you.

Mrs Mac’s Library is a website that has many interesting links and information about how to celebrate reading, Book Week and the National Year of Reading.

LOVE 2 READ

Building on the momentum of the National Year of Reading you can still visit the official website and find out how to celebrate and promote reading and books.  If you would like to know more go to the official website.

Love to Read

Sadly, there are more than 43% of Australian adults who cannot read the most basic reading material.

Let’s celebrate our reading and our opportunity to improve our skills.

Reading is not just a life skill but beneficial to our well being.

PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE – This challenge will be back each year.

If you are in years 7 to 10, a great way to participate is by taking part in the Premiers’ Reading Challenge.  All you have to do is read 15 books from the start of the year to the end of August or early September at the latest.  This is a personal challenge not a competition although it is very interesting to see which House will have the most students complete the challenge.  The LRC will organise a trophy for the House that wins based on the most reading done.You have to do read in your English subject anyway so why not get some credit for it such as a certificate from the Premier and a prize from the LRC?

To log in to the Premiers’ Reading Challenge go to:  Student Log In

 Worldwide studies show that students who read a lot do well at high school and beyond.

Visit this website to find out more about the challenge:  Premiers’ Reading Challenge Website

Visit the LRC and talk to a Librarian about making the most of this opportunity next year.

 

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