We’ve started Fantastic Free Reading Fridays.
We looked at some of the reasons why we might participate in FFRF.
- It gives us a chance to read a broad range of items- often these are digital items. It also includes magazines, newspapers and different genres of books.
- Good readers vary their reading diet. Good readers know and understand how to read fiction, nonfiction, websites, online books, biographies, magazines, newspapers, poetry etc.
- Reading digital texts gives us the opportunity to read 21st century texts.
- It also allows us opportunities to practise using our iPads effectively and responsibly.
After our first session of FFRF, we decided that while we LOVED it, because there was such a HUGE range of things to choose from, it was also a little bit difficult to find something GOOD to read. Cue great discussion around quantity vs quality. One of the dreaded problems with the internet.
So. Here is a page with some websites that could be read during FRF.
Please be aware that some of these websites need a user name and password to be able to access all content. Have a chat with Mum or Dad if you want to use a site that requires this. As far as I know, all of the content is free (other than subscriptions to the magazines) and they only need an email and user name to register your use or to save your reading.
Some of the websites have videos that run through YouTube- you won’t be able to access these at school. Make sure you check with Mum or Dad if you want to watch them at home.
Please note that these websites are not owned by me and I cannot monitor their content at all times. Part of your accessing the internet and using your iPads involves you choosing appropriate content to read or view and bypassing the things that you know are not appropriate, or that make you feel a bit funny.
As always, if you have any suggestions if webpages that you would like added, let me know with a comment!