Why is reading books useful?
“Why is reading books useful?” Some students ask this question all the time – mostly those who do not like to read.
It is very useful because if you read a book and you see a word that you do not know, you can ask an adult or check in a dictionary.
Thus, you automatically learn words you did not know before, including their spelling. If you learn an unusual word and you have to write an essay, you can use the word in the essay. The teacher who gave you the essay will see that you know difficult words and may give you a very good grade, like ”6” or “5+”. Your parents would be very happy about it.
Reading books also helps you memorize things better, learn about the world and travel to far-away places in your imagination. And of course it is also fun.
So if you want to have good grades, read books. And now tell me: isn’t reading books really useful?
I asked six children from PYP if they like reading books. Four of them said that they do like reading books, and two of them said they do not.
Maybe they will change their opinion with the following book suggestions that we have tried and found really cool reading:
- G1: Oxford Reading Tree
- G2: The Roald Dahl Books
- G3: Magic Treehouse
- G4: Spiderwick Chronicles
- G5: Harry Potter
Dear PYP students, remember about the Book Day – 3rd March!