The War That Saved My Life is an outstanding, heart-warming, coming-of-age story set in the English countryside during World War 2 and is historical fiction at its best. Reminiscent of Goodnight Mister Tom, we highly recommend it as a holiday read for our younger Middle Years' students.
Jessica Holsman, 26, is a Melbourne woman whose quirky study tips are taking the internet by storm. Followers around the world report that this self-styled “study tips guru and stationery lover” is motivating them to study and learn. She has started her own YouTube channel Study with Jess and her new book The high school survival guide: Your roadmap to studying, socialising and succeeding has just been published.
This term, Yr 8 student Sophie Wright read A monster calls and created a graphic book review to share her thoughts about this award winning book. Read the novel first and then see the movie which is both a challenging and heart breaking adaption of this powerful story.
We love showcasing our students' work on the website. Yr 8 student Megha Soy has created a graphic book review after reading Cry Blue Murder, a cautionary tale about the misuse of social media and a popular YA mystery read for young teenage girls.
Year 8 student Abbie Greaney enjoyed reading The Jewel by Amy Ewing and created a graphic book review to share her opinion with other readers in her class. Graphic book reviews are an exciting new visual and entertaining way to share your thoughts about a #greatread with others.
After reading Don't call me Ishmael by Michael Gerard Bauer, Yr 8 student Lauren Holding has created a graphic book review as an exciting new visual way to share her thoughts about the novel with other readers.
This term, our Yr 8 students have been learning how to create graphic book reviews. We are very excited to showcase the work of Eleanor Camp who has reviewed the novel A seven letter word by Kim Slater in a visual way to recommend it to other readers.
When studying for the approaching exams, students need to be able to understand the topic, remember the content and apply the skills and techniques of the topic to different types of questions. Actively studying for exams using this strategy is an essential skill for students to achieve success. To learn more, read the following article which gives tips about how this can be achieved.
If you are looking for your next read, check out the iCentre blog iRead iShare - our online space to share great reads and recommendations. It's full of book reviews for both students and parents and includes our new graphic book reviews as well.
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With the exam period fast approaching, it is timely to be reminded of the Study Skills Handbook online resource that all students have access to on the iCentre website. Our tip this week is all about time management and how to prioritise using rocks, pebbles and sand. Follow the link for this valuable advice and use the hints given over the next weeks for end of year ssessment tasks and exams.