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:
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 3: Lord of the Flies
Book 4: Animal Farm
Book 5: The Signalman
Book 6: 1984
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.