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Stories to read?
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Author:  Freesia14 [ Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:53 pm ]
Post subject:  Stories to read?

When ds was tutored 2-3 Yrs. ago, (he's now yr. 8,) his tutor recommended reading certain books, one was 'the wolves of Willoughby chase', :? in order to help improve/ expand vocab. Unfortunately she said this rather to late in the day for it to be of much use. It would have been more useful for her to provide a reading list if this is what she was recommemding at the beginning of his time with her, but hey- ho...Still he passed. :D

Dd is now in yr 5 and I want to get her reading some books that will be useful for the same reason. We still want books to be interesting and relevant for her. So ive been wondering What does everyone on here recommend/had recommended to them, for books with more interesting/ challenging vocab/ story lines :?: :?: She's a competent but not an avid reader.
Thanks F x

Author:  splash [ Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Stories to read?

I believe there is a book list from an independent school called Sevenoaks, and here's the link to download the reading list for Year 7 and Year 8 http://www.sevenoaksschool.org/y7downloads

You can also find sample papers on this page. There is also an 13+ page http://www.sevenoaksschool.org/y7downloads

Hope it helps.

Author:  sherry_d [ Fri Nov 09, 2012 10:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Stories to read?

and more here;

Amazon has click to read inside and reviews to check some of the titles to see if they are suitable. If your DC isn't an avid reader going a year behind on that list can help if current year books are a bit more heavy for your DC.

Author:  inmystride [ Sat Nov 10, 2012 9:17 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Stories to read?

Every single thing they read is useful. Foster a love of reading from an early age, take them to a library and let them loose. There is not a reading list for life, and grammar schools are there for the children who fit - we need to stop trying to 'mold' the child to fit the school and simply 'raise' the child.

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