My patron of reading ‘work’ is my most favourite job, ever. Seriously. Helping young readers discover their next best book is a privilege, and a lot of fun at the same time.
I found these wonderful drawings that some students had done after enjoying The Odd Egg by Emily Gravett. What a cheery sight to be greeted with first thing in the morning. It makes me so happy when I can see that the young readers at the school are connecting with my belief that reading is a multidimensional experience.
During my last patron of reading sessions we began making literacy chains which will be hung in the library and school. Each link in the chain has the title of a book read by the students of Beacon View Primary Academy in term one. One of the peer reading champions put some links in her chain to good use as a hair accessory – a great example of reading as a multidimensional (and useful) experience!
At the end of each of my patron of reading sessions the children have 10 minutes to choose a book to borrow from their school library. This is always an exciting part of the session, and one young reader chose his book so quickly that he had time to start reading it before the session ended. This led to an ad-hoc karate practice session for a couple of the younger readers (with their peer reading champion) while following instructions in the book. Reading = exercise? Proof that reading is fun and good for your health!