The SJBC Library is open between 8.00am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday and is staffed by a Librarian.
All Year 7 and Year 8 students at SJBC are enrolled on the Accelerated Reader for Students programme, which monitors and manages independent reading practice while promoting reading for pleasure. A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills.
A student reads a book, takes an online quiz, and gets immediate feedback. Students respond to regular feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. We take care to ensure that most of the books stocked on our shelves have associated reading quizzes.
We recommend that students complete a quiz within 48 hours of finishing the book and we would ideally like students to read at least 12 books across the school year to ensure they maintain and develop their reading skills.
The school's recommended reading list can be found here: Recommended Reading List 2020-2021 and a guide to titles by reading ability level here: Book Guide By Ability
Pupils can log in here: Accelerated Reader for Students to take quizzes at home.
Parents can see how many quizzes your child has completed and their scores by logging in here: Accelerated Reader for Parents and there is a handy, step-by-step guide to logging in and taking quizzes here: Step By Step Guide
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