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As the format for Stage 1 of the English paper for Sutton Grammar schools has changed regular reading is even more vital for students as this test is based heavily on comprehension 'The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.' Dr Seuss quote “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela
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11+ RECOMMENDED READING BOOKS The Cadwaladr Quests (Book One: Tangled Time) The Cadwaladr Quests (Book 2: Race for the Gold) The Cadwaladr Quests (Book Three: Cat’s Eye) The unique and engaging vocabulary aid for all 11+, SATs and independent school entrance exams You may like to purchase 'The Week', Aquila', National Geographic Kids, or 'First News' - usually free samples can be sent for you to see if your child is interested Recommended reading newspapers/magazines - please see link below: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/resources/magazines-and-newspapers-for-children-and-teenagers/ FREE ONLINE MAGAZINES https://save.lovetoknow.com/Free_Children%E2%80%99s_Magazines
www.booktrust.org.uk/ The more you read the more you learn Two previous headmasters of Wilson's school stated that when parents asked how their son could pass the entrance examination they replied: 'Read, Read, Read'
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Your child's READING level will increase if you listen to your child READ a higher level book out loud for 5 minutes every day - READ a sentence/paragraph each. Question your child on what you/they have READ. Your child should also READ for at least 30 minutes a book they enjoy on their own each day too. Avid READERS do better at maths. Children who READ for pleasure are likely to make more progress in maths, vocabulary and spelling compared to those who rarely READ, a study suggests. READING for enjoyment was found to be more important for children's cognitive development between the ages 10 and 16 than their parents' level of education. The research, by the Institute of Education examined the READING habits of 6,000 children. Children who READ often at the age of 10 and had been READING books and newspapers more than once a week aged 16 performed better in tests than those who had READ less. There was a 14.4% advantage in vocabulary, a 9.9% advantage in maths and an 8.6% advantage in spelling, once parents' background and READING habits were taken into account. (September 2013 - Institute of Education) We have an obligation to read aloud to our children. To read to them what they enjoy. To do the voices, to make it interesting, and not to stop reading to them just because they learn to read to themselves. Use reading aloud time as bonding time, as a time when no phones are being checked, when the distractions of the world are put aside. (Neil Gaiman) Get them reading ahead If your child is aged 10, it's okay to encourage them to read books for 10 year olds. However, it won't do much for helping them to be ahead of other 11+ applicants. Encouraging your 10 year old to read books that are suited to gifted readers or children aged 12-13 will challenge their reading and comprehension skills whilst also helping them to come across new words. As a rule of thumb, they should be reading classic stories (such as Charles Dickens and R.L Stevenson) or good modern texts for example books by Phillip Pullman, Roderick Gordon and Malorie Blackman.
http://independenteducationconsultants.co.uk/choosing-a-school/how-do-we-encourage-children-to-read-books-for-pleasure/ How do we encourage children to read books for pleasure? It is an undisputed fact that literacy skills are essential for success in education. Focussing on classics such as CS Lewis, Dickens and Bronte develops an important appreciation of not only ‘great’ literature, but also our cultural heritage. However, does this encourage reading for pleasure and how can we inspire youngsters to read, when there is so much competition for their time, such as social media, gaming and TV? It is my belief that the first step is to have books, stored in an easily accessible place, as a regular part of their lives from a young age. Both parents should take turns reading with children at bed-time so they see male and female role models who enjoy reading – particularly important for boys. Get them used to reaching for a book when they have a few minutes of downtime, especially just before bed. It is yet to be proven if reading pages or a screen makes any difference, but it is my view that there is no substitute for the feeling of satisfaction from turning the last page of a good book. To gain enjoyment from reading, the subject matter is most important. Even if books are about cars, football, ponies or their favourite band member’s autobiography, reading for pleasure must involve a subject of interest. Just as trends in music change, so do the issues faced by youngsters when growing up. When it comes to fiction, associating with the characters in a book, engaging with the story and stimulating the imagination is far more likely if the story recounts feelings or experiences which are familiar to a youngster growing up. School librarians are a good place to start for advice on authors and titles which cover more current topics and age appropriate story themes. The difference between gaining entry or not often appears to be the ability to avoid careless errors and to do the basics well (Exam Papers Plus 2015) 'Children need art, stories, poems and music as much as they need love and food and fresh air and play. If you don’t give a child food, the damage quickly becomes visible. If you don’t let a child have fresh air and play, the damage is also visible, but not so quickly. If you don’t give a child love, the damage might not be seen for some years, but it’s permanent. But if you don’t give a child art, stories, poems and music, the damage is not so easy to see. It’s there, though. Their bodies are healthy enough; they can run and jump and swim and eat hungrily and make lots of noise, as children have always done, but something is missing. It’s true that some people grow up never encountering art of any kind, and are perfectly happy and live good and valuable lives, and in whose homes there are no books, and they don’t care much for pictures, and they can’t see the point of music. Well, that’s fine. I know people like that. They are good neighbours and useful citizens. But other people, at some stage in their childhood or their youth, or maybe even their old age, come across something of a kind they’ve never dreamed of before. It is as alien to them as the dark side of the moon. But one day they hear a voice on the radio reading a poem, or they pass by a house with an open window where someone is playing the piano, or they see a poster of a particular painting on someone’s wall, and it strikes them a blow so hard and yet so gentle that they feel dizzy. Nothing prepared them for this. They suddenly realise that they’re filled with a hunger, though they had no idea of that just a minute ago; a hunger for something so sweet and so delicious that it almost breaks their heart. They almost cry, they feel sad and happy and alone and welcomed by this utterly new and strange experience, and they’re desperate to listen closer to the radio, they linger outside the window, they can’t take their eyes off the poster. They wanted this, they needed this as a starving person needs food, and they never knew. They had no idea. That is what it’s like for a child who does need music or pictures or poetry to come across it by chance. If it weren’t for that chance, they might never have met it, and might have passed their whole lives in a state of cultural starvation without knowing it. The effects of cultural starvation are not dramatic and swift. They’re not so easily visible. And, as I say, some people, good people, kind friends and helpful citizens, just never experience it; they’re perfectly fulfilled without it. If all the books and all the music and all the paintings in the world were to disappear overnight, they wouldn’t feel any the worse; they wouldn’t even notice. But that hunger exists in many children, and often it is never satisfied because it has never been awakened. Many children in every part of the world are starved for something that feeds and nourishes their soul in a way that nothing else ever could or ever would. We say, correctly, that every child has a right to food and shelter, to education, to medical treatment, and so on. We must understand that every child has a right to the experience of culture. We must fully understand that without stories, poems, pictures and music, children will starve.' Written by Philip Pullman Mrs Spielman (Ofsted Head 2018) is surely right when she stresses the importance of reading as the linchpin of a good education. ‘Poor literacy holds a person back at every stage,’ she says. ‘As a child, you will do worse at school. As a young adult, you may struggle to find work. And as a parent, you won’t be able to help your own children learn.’ www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-5793499/TOM-UTLEY-thought-lousy-parent-realise-infinitely-worse.html PRAISE AND ENCOURAGEMENT MOTIVATES Email: firstname.lastname@example.org ONLINE TUITION BY SKYPE Free introductory Skype session followed by a free trial lesson Vocabulary, grammar, comprehension, creative writing & Cloze “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world” Nelson Mandela Aim for the moon. If you miss you may become a star