Reading together – Helping your child to read for success!
Here at Notre Dame we are passionate about reading and we know that you as parents recognise how fundamental it is to your child’s education. This link takes you to some documents that will hopefully help you to work with your child at home to further their enjoyment of reading:
Great Reads for KS3 – this is an excellent starting point if you are wondering what authors and books to get your child interested in.
Reading Journal – this journal is designed to be printed off and filled in at home. You can work through it with your child at whatever pace suits you. You can work through just one book, or lots of different ones. When your child has completed the booklet we would love to see what you have been doing together and award some housepoints!
Reading Together – this presentation gives information about the Paired Reading scheme which some students in Y7 and Y8 are participating in. It also discusses different reading techniques your child will learn in school.
Great Authors for KS3 Students!
Find below a list of great books! Browse through the list and, most of all, just have fun!
1. The Wind Eye - Robert Westall
2. Face – Benjamin Zephaniah
3. The Discworld Series - Terry Pratchett
4. Artemis Fowl series - Eoin Colfer
5. Jurassic Park - Michael Crichton
6. Young James Bond series - Charlie Higson
7. Alex Rider (and many more) – Anthony Horowitz
8. Boy Soldier series - Andy McNab
9. The Recruit (and many more) - Robert Muchamore
10. Eragon triology - Christopher Paolini
11. Mortal Engines quartet - Philip Reeve
12. Cirque du Freak (and many more) - Darren Shan
13. Burn My Heart – Beverley Naidoo
14. Kensuke’s Kingdom (and many more) - Michael Morpurgo
15. Once - Morris Gleitzman
16. The Curious Incident of the Dog in The Nighttime - Mark Haddon
17. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas – John Boyne
18. The Other Kingdom trilogy – Garth Nix
Other popular teenage authors worth finding out about:
• Jacqueline Wilson
• Anne Cassidy
• Alex Scarrow
• Christopher Paolini
• Lian Hearn
• Louise Rennison
• Stephenie Meyer
• Malorie Blackman
• Terry Deary
• Malcolm Rose
• Derek Landy
• Karen McCombie
• J.K. Rowling
• Cathy Cassidy
• Meg Cabot
You will find books by all the above authors in the OLC. Please go and ask for help. We hope you enjoy all these authors and their wonderful books!