Year 9 Reading for Enjoyment
Nau mai, haere mai and welcome to Year 9 Reading for Enjoyment! Let’s be honest. Some of you already love to read and need no extra encouragement. You’ll fly ahead and read a ton of amazing books. But, we also know that some of you don’t enjoy reading. Maybe it’s because you find it hard to sit still and concentrate, you get bored, you haven’t found any books you like or you just find reading really hard. That’s okay. We get it.
The thing is, no matter whether you’re keen on reading now or not, we want you to keep giving reading a go. In this course, we’ll give you reasons why reading is good for you. We’ll also share lots of tips and things to think about when you’re finding, choosing and responding to what you read.
What you’ll learn
In Year 9 Reading for Enjoyment you’ll learn how to:
- find books to read that you’re interested in
- choose between different types of fiction and non-fiction
- set up a reading log
- write responses to what you read.
How you’ll learn
Finding your way
Finding your way around an online learning place like iQualify can be tricky – like finding your way around a new school. If learning in iQualify is new to you, have a good look around before you start the course.
Learn at your own speed
Everything in the course is set up so you can learn at your own pace (or speed). You’ll see a tiny clock and a number of minutes at the top of each page. This is just to give you an idea about how long the page might take you. You can spend more time or less time. Everyone works at different speeds and in different ways. It’s all good.
There are activities in the course to help you practise what you’re learning. These activities are just for you. They are not for someone to mark, although your teacher might choose to comment on some of them. Do as many of the activities as you can and read the feedback that appears when you’ve done an activity. This feedback gives you advice and examples of good answers to help you improve.
Don’t know a word?
We might use words that are new to you. Keep an eye out for little dotted lines under words. If you put your mouse over a word with a dotted line or tap on it, its meaning will pop up.
For some very strange or difficult words, we’ll give you an idea of how to say them.
It’s a great idea to use an online dictionary, too, like the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary.