The bookshops and libraries may be closed but there are still lots of ways that you can access books for free!

  • myON.co.uk

All SCWA students in years 7-11 have membership to myON.co.uk, an online library of books and non-fiction articles. You were sent your login details at the beginning of November but if you do not know them, you can email samantha.richardson@scwa.org.uk  or your English teacher to request them. 

For demo video

Audible are offering free downloads on lots of children’s books: https://stories.audible.com

  • Royal Greenwich Libraries

Royal Greenwich Libraries have a wide variety of online resources including ebooks, e-Audio books, e-Magazines, music streams and downloads. Everyone living, working and studying in the borough can get a Royal Greenwich Libraries card. Below are details on how to join the library and access their online resources. 

  1. Go to https://capitadiscovery.co.uk/royalgreenwich/join to register for a Greenwich One Card.
  2. You will receive an email with a temporary barcode and instructions on how to get your library card number and PIN. 
  3. Follow the instructions on the email as directed 
  4. Your library card number and PIN will be emailed back to you.

Once done online resources can be accessed via the link below or by ‘googling’ Greenwich Libraries.Books can be read directly online or on the Libby app which is free to download

  • Recommended Reading Lists 

Recommended reading lists for all year groups can be found at: https://schoolreadinglist.co.uk/category/secondary-ks3-ks4-reading-lists/

Barrington Stoke publish books that appeal to teenage students with dyslexia: https://www.barringtonstoke.co.uk/

  • Elevenses with The World of David Walliams

Listen to audio extracts every morning from some of David Walliams’s most popular books. https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses/

  • Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime Members can read some children’s books for free by using Prime Reading.  You can browse titles currently available then click ‘read for free’ to download them to your device.

  • National Literacy Trust 

Literacy activities are available on Zone In: https://literacytrust.org.uk/zone-in/

Students can access weekly challenges, exclusive celebrity videos, free audiobooks, and more. Brand new activities are added every week, with a wide range of topics from breakdancing to stand-up comedy to CV writing. Skills’ Academy can be used by families who can sign up and work on their comprehension and freestyling together. https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/online-reading-challenges-video-rewards/

If you are in years 7 and 8 can use the above website to find books that are in line with your ZPD reading level.  Go to the website. Select ‘Advanced Search’. Put in your chronological age in ‘Interest Level’  and your ZPD reading range in the box provided and press search!

You should continue to take Accelerated Reader quizzes on the books that you read by  clicking on :  https://ukhosted10.renlearn.co.uk/2149435/ or going to the school website, clicking on ‘Our Curriculum’ and then on ‘Accelerated Reader Link’. Your login information is the same as your myON information. DO NOT GOOGLE RENAISSANCE LEARNING. IT WILL GIVE YOU A LOGIN PAGE THAT LOOKS THE SAME BUT IT IS NOT AND IT WILL NOT LET YOU IN!

If you’d like any more assistance with reading or literacy advice during this time, please contact catherine.root@scwa.org.uk