The Friday Read: No 20

The Friday Read

The Book You Plan To Read Next

There is a whole pile of books that I plan to read next – whether I’ll actually manage to read them is a whole other thing.

The Lord of The Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien (Started didn’t finish)
Labyrinth by Kate Mosse (Started didn’t finish)
Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen

and many more that could be the next one….Either way I’ve challenged Our Sidekick to read each day. His English Teacher is encouraging him to read more each day to widen his vocabulary and bring up his reading age to what it should be when he leaves school. Well to do that for every minute he reads a book outside of school I will match – so on Tuesday after Parents Evening we sat and read for like 15 minutes it was awesome (and our house was so quiet!)


  1. Sally-Jayne says:

    Great idea Hannah! Another good way to get him to read is to share the book. Take it in turns to read if he’s confident. If he’s not confident then both read it aloud at the same time. At any time he’s allowed to drop out of reading and into listening, and then join back in when he’s ready. That way if he comes to a word he can’t read/doesn’t know he doesn’t have to agonise over it, he can just drop out and join in again. It means the flow of the story doesn’t get interrupted so it’s easier to understand and more enjoyable.

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