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Supporting Reading inSecondary SchoolsChoosing texts and supporting enjoyment of readingfor junior secondary school students Senga White, Library Manager, James Hargest College
Texts at Hargest – Year 9s
Texts at Hargest Year 10
Resources to help:Blogs Subscribe to a few to keep current with what’s popular and what’s being published Bob’s Books Create Readers Book Trailers for Kids and Young Adults SLANZA Reading Lists
Reviewing journals and magazines Magpies Off the Shelf by Penguin Australia
National Library of New Zealand Become familiar with the resources on the Services to Schools website
English Online Resources for teachers of English Subscribe to the listserve to join discussions and ask questions
New Zealand Book Council Resources designed for teachers
EPIC Free to all schools in New Zealand Books and Authors & Literature Resource Databases www.tki.org.nz/epic Each school has a unique user name and password
Genres Short Stories Picture Books High Interest Non Fiction Popular Fiction Classics Verse Novels Graphic Novels Quick Reads New Books Poetry
How Hargest Librarysupports reading Reading for Enjoyment programme Collections of resources via Livebinders Enjoyment of Reading English Text Resources Regular library visits Book reviews and reading Reading competitions
Ideas for teachers:Consider running Literature CirclesHave regular class Book Reviews or discussions – possibly a class chart to map reading and genresBook regular library visitsRead to your classesFinally ….. Be a reader!!