Book Nooks and Reading Tree Challenges
Class Reading Nooks
Children have access to a ‘book nook’ in their classrooms. These are inviting, themed reading areas where they are encouraged to select books appropriate to their ability and personal interests. A wide variety of fiction and non-fiction texts, including books related to the current class topic, are available and teachers aid and encourage pupils in their selections. By having enticing and attractive reading areas in each class, pupils are constantly allowed access to reading for pleasure.
Our pupils love reading and are eager to spend time in the reading nooks. As an added incentive, each class has added a Reading Tree challenge. These tree shelves contain 50 Top Recommended Reads by Books for Topics . At Whitstone, children are encouraged to borrow a text from the challenge tree to read at home and aim to read all 50 texts over the course of the year.