Reading in Year 5 and 6

How to read a book a week and fabulous book suggestions

Children in Years 5 and 6 are becoming more independent readers but may still require support with reading of a range of texts. It is a good idea at this age to read widely; read a variety of genres. At AHS we have our books shelved by genre. These are:



  • Adventure
  • Comedy
  • Drama
  • Fantasy
  • Global
  • Historical
  • Mystery
  • Romance
  • Science Fiction
  • Graphic Novels

and Junior Non-Fiction


Below are some suggested texts that are in these genres.

How to read a book a week!

1. Find out the number of pages in the book.

2. Divide the number of pages by the number of days or sessions your child will read.

3. If the page numbers end mid chapter, round to the nearest chapter.

4. Pop post it notes in to divide each section.


eg.

  • 260 pages in the book
  • 6 Reading sessions
  • 43 pages per session

Adventure

Comedy

Crime

Drama

Fantasy

Global

Graphic Novels

Historical

Non-Fiction