'Learning for Life'...starts with Reading
Research shows that 'pupils who read fiction almost every day scored ... more in their reading tests than those who never read such books – the equivalent of around 10 months’ additional schooling, according to the OECD.' (TES) Reading underpins everything that we do at Walton-le-Dale. The ability to read for pleasure and purpose is one of the greatest gifts and life skills that we can instil in our young people.
Update 23rd Feb 2021: Each year group has been set an ASPIRE reading homework task to listen to one of these audio books and then review it. This would be particularly relevant to "Reading Day" on Monday 1st March. These links are also available further down the page under "Greenshaw Learning Trust".
Year 7 Free Audio Books:
For keen readers: ‘Welcome to Nowhere’ by Elizabeth Laird
Easier read: ‘The Day I Was Erased’ by Lisa Thompson
Year 8 Free Audio Books:
Year 9 Free Audio Books:
For all readers: ‘More Than This’ by Patrick Ness
Years 10 and 11 Free Audio Books:
Looking for some reading inspiration? Look no further…
This page contains links to free e-books and also a link to our LoveReading4Schools webpage. This webpage contains lists, free extracts and even an online shop, should you wish to purchase any of the books.
Please also remember that we are developing an e-library of texts that align with our curriculum maps. These texts are electronic as well as those available in the local- and our school library.
Welcome to the Walton le Dale High School webpage on LoveReading4Schools. Here you can view any reading lists that the school has created.
Click on any of the book jackets in the list to see more detail on that specific book. All books can be purchased from this site through their partnership with Browns Books For Students.
The first time you visit the site you will be asked to register; then enter the password for the school to gain access. Once you have inputted the password once, you will be able to view the school every time they come back to the site.
Greenshaw Learning Trust have put together some audio recordings of a selection of books for different year groups.