Reading

Please read the following document for advice on how to access the following services:

eBook Parent Guide – September 2020

Contents


CHJS Library & Book Reviews

Access the school library via Reading Cloud.

Username: [Reader Number, found below the barcode in your Reading Diary]

Password: [e.g. 2010tiger]

From here you can write Book Reviews  about books that you have read from school!

Use the questions below to help you write your own:

Fiction books

  • What made you pick this book and would you recommend it to a friend?
  • What was the story about?
  • What did you like most about the book? Why?
  • What did you think could have been better? Why?
  • Who was your favourite character? Why?

Non-fiction books

  • What made you pick this book and would you recommend it to a friend?
  • What did you find most interesting about the book?
  • What did you learn that you did not know before?
  • What else do you think could have been included?
  • Was the book clear and presented in an interesting way?

We look forward to hearing about your positive book experiences.

 

 

 


Free Books, eBooks & Audio Books (Hampshire Libraries)

You can read eBooks and listen to eAudiobooks for free from the School Library Service.

The scheme is run by SLS in conjunction with Wheelers and as such we have a very limited control over the restrictions of titles by year group, which means that younger children will have access to books we would normally in school only let older children borrow because of the text difficulty, the level of understanding (comprehension) required and also the content.

All the books available for children to borrow should be suitable for a Junior school (some titles will say they are restricted for certain year groups but set by SLS) however children WILL be able to see (but not borrow) books that are for older or adult readers. Because of this, we strongly recommend that you check which books your children are borrowing/reading to ensure they are of a suitable level & content – just like we do with school library books. Children should be able to read a page with only a couple of words they don’t know & also be able to tell you what the story is about.

You are of course welcome to share more challenging books by reading with them, and we would recommend the continued use of the Comprehension Canines to ask questions and discuss books with your child!

You can also access eBooks and eAudiobooks from your local library, using BorrowBox.

The BorrowBox app makes it easy to browse, borrow and read or listen to your public library’s eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere, everywhere.”

If you are a member of your local library, you can download and sign into this app. If you are not currently a member, you can sign up here.

With this app, just like the SLS books, we strongly recommend that you check which books your children are borrowing/reading to ensure they are of a suitable level & content, as unlike the SLS platform, there are no restrictions on the content for under 18’s – please read the disclaimer when you log in. On the plus side, other family members can join & borrow from here!

Remember to also visit your local library, when you can, for free access to thousands of books.

Stubbington Library

Fareham Library