If you are in Year 7, you may have noticed something strange going on during your MRC lessons, and no I’m not talking about my dancing!
Some Year 7 students have disappeared…… only to be found with myself or Mrs Bothamley quietly chatting………
You may be wondering “What’s that all about?”
Well I can reveal all…..
As part of our mission to help you all become better readers we are attempting to meet with each of you over the next term, or so. This may take a little bit of time as there is rather a lot of you! (350+)
The chat, I hope, isn’t too scary, and so far I’ve had lots of interesting conversations with many of you.
Here are two things I can share with you that
come up repeatedly.
1. To improve your reading (making it easier) doesn’t take 5 hours or more each day as many of you think! But only 10-15 minutes. So grab your book before you go to bed and read a chapter or two. That’s it. Simples.
Do this everyday, or most days, and abracadabra over a month or so you should see/feel a difference. Keep it up and over many months and you’ll notice a huge difference. Promise!
2. If you can’t find something “good” to read, then do not fear! It can be a bit difficult walking into the MRC and being surrounded by all those books – where to start? If only there was an expert around to help….. Oh yeah! there is!
All you have to do is be a little bit brave and ask one of us. Mrs Bothamley and I are especially keen to suggest books we think you might like. Plus we won’t get upset if you reject some of the books we show you. No really – come and give it a try. We won’t bite! (Well it hasn’t happened yet!)
So if you haven’t had a chat yet, be patient, and we’ll get to you soon!