Reading at home with King's Leadership Academy

Reading is the skill that opens up learning across every subject area. As well as that, it’s a way of escaping from the pressures of everyday life and of experiencing new places without having to travel there – perfect for these unusual times!

At King’s Leadership Academy, we understand that providing access to books that allow you to read for pleasure is more important than ever. We have a variety of ways of supporting you with this, which you can access below.

The King’s Leadership Academy online library

This online library allows you to access a wide variety of books that are suitable for everyone’s needs. You can access it here:

https://greatschoolstrust.eplatform.co/

Students can borrow a maximum of 2 books at a time. They will have access to these books for 14 days. After that, it will automatically return to the library. Please note that – like a physical book – there is only 1 copy of each book available.

Weekly Readers From King's Leadership Academy

Whilst we are learning from home, we will send out a weekly reader to all students. This reader has supportive resources provided alongside it, so that students can explore the text in more detail. Students can also earn Monarchs for completing this extra work. There will also be a 30 minute discussion-group session for students each week on Wednesdays at 1.15pm.

 

Book 1: The Giver

We have created a Padlet with a range of activities; this can be accessed here https://padlet.com/jhopwood/s8pakqawpsyq5px9

Here is a link to the ebook: http://readonlinefreebook.com/the-giver

Book 1 Resources
Book 1 Vocabulary List

Book 2: The Hound of the Baskervilles

We have created a Padlet with a range of activities; this can be accessed here: https://padlet.com/jhopwood/5s64q1p329kjfq85

 

Link to Book
Book 2 Resources
Book 2 Vocabulary List

Book 3: Lord of the Flies

We have created a Padlet with a range of activities; this can be accessed here: https://padlet.com/jhopwood/xezw41y4r6l02njd

Link to Book
Book 3 Resources
Book 3 Vocabulary List

Book 4: Animal Farm

We have created a Padlet with a range of activities; this can be accessed here: https://greatschoolstrust.padlet.org/jhopwood4/gfnc6n7lim940iq6

Link to Book
Book 4 Resources
Book 4 Vocabulary List

Book 5: The Signalman

We have created a Padlet with a range of activities; this can be accessed here: https://greatschoolstrust.padlet.org/jhopwood4/jajooys4cku3c6xq

Link to Book
Book 5 Resources
Book 5 Vocabulary List

Book 6: 1984

We have created a Padlet with a range of activities; this can be accessed here: https://greatschoolstrust.padlet.org/jhopwood4/ke4579olqgnn2rh

Link to Book
Book 6 Resources
Book 6 Vocabulary List

You might find the following links useful:

Audible Stories  – Audible have launched a free service that offers educational and entertaining audiobook content for kids, tweens and teens. They also have a classics section. 


Book Ideas Hub-  from ‘World Book Day’  Here you can engage in lots of literary activities; they are also uploading a range of audiobooks for teenage readers. 


BookTrust – allows you to search for books that you might enjoy reading by age group and genre; it’s mostly suitable for years 7 and 8.


The British Library Discovering Children’s Books – this new website has a wide range of information and resources available from how to get creative during lockdown.


Many Books has a selection of ebooks that you can read online. 


Poetry Foundation – has a selection of poetry and biographical information.