Reading the World - An Inspirational Challenge

What a week in the library! It flew by in a flurry of books and smiling new faces. We had good discussions about 'Sharing is Caring' when it comes to books and reminders to check under beds and in wardrobes for summer titles that haven't come back to the library.

Eager hands reached for summer popular favourites such as the latest installment of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, but students were open-minded and willing to try something new. I'm a big believer in the power and the joy of reading nonfiction. And I'm going to encourage students to inquire into a variety of genres over the next month.

When I was reading the paper on Saturday I stumbled across an inspirational article in the BBC news about 'Reading the World in 196 books'. The author Amy Morgan decided to read something from every country in 365 days. And it go me thinking, can this a happen in our school?

Reading for pleasure is very important and exposure to a variety of texts helps develop comprehension. Students will read digital and print, fiction and nonfiction, at home and at school. It will be a journey to find what they like best and what they need to read next to challenge themselves. There probably won't be a text from every country, that would be cool, but we will share our book views as well as enjoy a variety of texts from around the globe.


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