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Importance of Reading

28 April 2020 by

By now, most students will have completed reading the titles they have borrowed from the Library during Term 1. We are aware that such items will all be overdue, but no penalty will be given for not returning items at the moment. All we ask is that you look after the items you have until we return to normal class procedures.

In order to assist with continued reading, the Library will be offering an online booking system for students to borrow books. By checking the catalogue (MacKillop Core page under the Portals tab, click on the Library heading) for availability, students may then email Ms. Garton library1@mackillop.vic.edu.au with their request. The book(s) will be borrowed to the students and placed in a named bag on a table in the Library. An email will be forwarded to the students stating the process for collection. A box will exist for returns as well. We hope students will take advantage of this service to ensure they continue the habit of reading and use their available time to expand their universe.

Learning to read is about listening and understanding as well as working out what’s printed on the page. Students read a variety of texts for a range of purposes. This includes the ability to read fiction texts for literacy, and non-fiction texts to organise, acquire and use information for learning.

Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

In fact, reading for pleasure is more likely to determine whether a child does well at school than their social or economic background (Pearson).

If you are wondering as to why reading is important, check out these articles: https://gladreaders.com/importance-of-reading-books/


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