Reading is a fantastic way to:
If your child isn’t reading regularly, they should try to read a novel a week (or any other frequency that they are comfortable with) especially if they have an exam coming up. While results (like improved vocabulary and writing) that come from reading won’t be immediate, as your child keeps reading regularly, you’ll start to see their writing and vocabulary improve!
Below is a list of 10 books that you can read over a 10 week period (one book per week) in the lead up to your child’s exam. If you have less than that, then you can increase the frequency (twice a week) or just do a portion of the list.
The books below (and similar books from the authors) can be obtained from your local library - just ask your local librarian. If you’d like to more information about what the book contains, click the title of the book.
Remember, reading isn’t just for exams, anyone wishing to improve their English should read - and you can also read for enjoyment.
|The Magical Adventures of the Wishing Chair||Enid Blyton|
|The Witches||Roald Dahl|
|Diary of a Wimpy Kid||Jeff Kinney|
|The Hunger Games||Suzanne Collins|
|Haroun and the Sea of Stories||Salman Rushdie|
|Dragon Moon||Carole Wilkinson|
|Rowan of Rin||Emily Rodda|
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I'll make sure to cross off these books as I go!
Are there any books you recommend for students sitting down for year nine test
Hi Marie, it depends on what year 9 test it is as different tests have different subject areas. As base preparation, I'd recommend going through the argumentative writing book - <a href="https://www.examsuccess.com.au/books/how-to-write-an-argumentative-piece-in-under-15-minutes-for-year-9-entry" rel="nofollow">how to write an argumentative piece in under 15 minutes</a> and the creative book - <a href="https://www.examsuccess.com.au/books/how-to-write-a-creative-piece-in-under-15-minutes-for-year-9-entry" rel="nofollow">how to write a creative piece in under 15 minutes</a>.