At Nashville we see learning as a partnership between the teacher, community, parent and student. A whole school approach to home reading has helped raise reading standards at our school. The whole school approach includes tracking and rewarding students for every home reading session completed. Students are rewarded by entering the 100, 200 and 300 reading club. There is also a class award presented at the weekly school parade for the class who has participated in the most reading sessions.
How does it work?When a book is taken home, the title and date started need to be recorded on the yellow Borrowing Card. Sometimes the teacher will do this but parents can help by filling out the book details. The yellow Borrowing Card also includes three columns (TO, WITH, BY), we ask all parents to tick the appropriate box each night. That is; did you read to your child, did you read with your child or did your child read by themselves.
The recording system is simple. Complete a reading session with your child and then sign and date the green numbered Record Card. Remember only sign 1 box per night!