Let's Read & Let's Write
Reading is the gateway skill that makes all other learning possible. - Barack Obama
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. 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!
Book of the Term
Every term we release a Book of the Term at Wright Robinson College. All the books have been specially chosen for Year 7 & 8 and Years 9-11. Brand new, exciting, and topical, every text is a current bestseller and introduces students to a captivating world or real life story.
Our current books for Spring 1 are:
When the Sky Falls by Phil Earle (Year 7 & 8)
The Quiet at the End of the World by Lauren James (Years 9-11)
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
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.
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.
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.
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.
Borrowing Books Online
Sign up to your local Manchester library today to access hundreds of free e-books. 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!
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.
500 Word- 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!
Copies of Books
- A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Anne of Green Gables by L M Montgomery
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
- Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C S Lewis
- The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett