Reading is a core skill that will improve with practice. As a student your job is to develop your skill as a reader so that ultimately you'll become an independent learner and a skilled communicator. It's a big part of what a high school education is all about. Your ability to read increasingly sophisticated texts will be exercised in every subject in your school journey.
Two factors have been identified by research as critical to reading success, they are:
1. Choice to read what you like
2. Reading Enjoyment: reading is pleasurable!
Our College is a place to develop your reading skill. We have dedicated reading time in the library for Years 7-10. Our library collection and programs aim to support your choice and reading enjoyment. If our library doesn't have the book you want, let us know and we'll get it.
If you’re not a natural-born reader, then, having a positive mindset will help. A student with a positive mind set says, “I don’t like reading YET”.
If you need inspiration to read, this list is backed by research: