LET'S READ AND LET'S WRITE

Welcome to the Let’s Read and Let’s Write page, Wright Robinson! On this page, you will find links to reading resources, which we would encourage you to explore. You will find PDF files of various stories, links to free listening services such as Audible and, each week, we will be directing you to a new book released by Oak Academy. Check the page regularly for new updates!

We hope that this page allows you to discover stories which help you to: explore new worlds and ideas, escape into imaginative settings, relax your mind and find empathy and joy through the experiences of characters. Happy reading!

George Orwell Youth Prize Y8-Y11

The Orwell Youth Prize is an annual programme for students in year 8 – 11 where students are invited to create a piece of work inspired by the title: ‘A New Direction: Starting Small’. George Orwell was a writer who believed in fairness and justice and this prize asks students to think about these ideas in the world we live in today. If you would like to learn more about the prize, click on the link below.

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Young Writers: Writing portal

We have been running Young Writers’ competitions each half term and many of our students have seen their excellent work published. We are now making the application process even simpler as we have signed up to the Young Writers’ writing portal. Competitions will be promoted during form time and if students wish to send their work in, then they can do so by clicking the link below and following the instructions on the portal.

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WORLD BOOK DAY

On Thursday 4th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day! We are encouraging students to dress up from home this year and our KS3 students will be taking part in World Book Day lessons. When we return to school, students will all be receiving World Book Day tokens. Follow the link below to see which books will be available from local supermarkets and bookshops.

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STARFELL

This week’s free story on the Oak Academy website is Dominique Valente’s ‘Starfell’. Follow the link to listen to an audiobook of the first in the series, Will Moss and The Lost Day and watch an exclusive video with the author to find out more about the books and her best writing advice.

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NATIONAL ACADEMY LIBRARY

Log onto the National Academy library, Wright Robinson! The authors have agreed to release one book per week during lockdown for you to read in full. This week has seen Jaqueline Wilson’s ‘The Story of Tracy Beaker’ available for everyone to read. We will keep you updated and let you know what appears next week too. Happy reading!

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AMAZON AUDIBLE

Log on and listen to free audiobooks through Audible. Follow the link to escape into many different stories, all available for free! These are perfect to help you rest your eyes too after a day remote learning. Just press play and listen!

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CLASSIC NOVELS

Click on the ‘view here’ button below to enter a world of classic novels spanning the last two hundred years. Here, you will find ghost stories, love stories, adventure tales and stories about friendship, transformations and the importance of kindness. These tales will teach you about different societies, different historical periods whilst also exploring important themes we can all identify and empathise with.

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DAVID WALLIAMS

David Walliams has made all of his books free to listen to during lockdown. Click the link below to find out more!

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BORROWING BOOKS ONLINE

Sign up to your local Manchester library today to access hundreds of free e-books to read during lockdown! Click on the VIEW HERE link below to sign up to your nearest library. When you have done this, you will receive a temporary sign in ID. This will allow you to access hundreds of exciting titles online for free. We can’t wait to hear about what you have been reading!

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READING LISTS FOR EACH YEAR GROUP

Are you not sure what to read next, Wright Robinson? Then click on the link below to find a world of inspiration! The School Reading List website puts together lists of books which are appropriate for each year group. Click ‘View here’ to reveal recommended books from year 7 through to year 11.

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500 WORDS - READ A SHORT STORY EVERY DAY

Follow the link below to Radio 2’s 500 words collection. We particularly enjoyed The Mars Theory and The Beautiful Game, but there are so many fantastic tales to choose from. Reading for just ten minutes a day can improve your wellbeing, help you to relax and improve your own vocabularies. These stories have all been written by students aged 8-13. If any of the stories spark your own imaginations, make sure to let your teachers know!

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LIT2GO

Lit2Go is a free online collection of stories and poetry available as audiobooks and PDF files. Browse hundreds of stories from Japanese and Scottish Fairy Tales to Sherlock Holmes and many of Shakespeare’s plays too. Click on the link below to access free reading material immediately.

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