The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Junior School Resource Centre

Overdrive and Library, Summer Term 2020

Hello from the Junior/Middle School Library (JML). This year I have returned to the Library land for the Junior School classes and look forward to getting into lots of conversations with your children about great reads and inspirational books.

I thought I would take the time to remind you of our online reading library called Overdrive. Overdrive is our online eBook and audiobook library program, which is offered to all sectors of the College. 

It is an effective way of offering the students choice and variety, and as a supplement to their levelled home readers and fortnightly library borrows. The advantage of the audiobooks is that the students have the opportunity to listen along on car trips or before bed, regardless of whether the book is at or above their reading level. It is also a great opportunity for them to borrow both the physical book and audiobook and read along as they go, thus seeing and hearing the pronunciation of words they may not recognise, opening up the opportunity for increasing their word banks over time as they read along.

If you have any questions, suggestions or just want to chat about books then please feel free to email me or come along and visit me in the Junior/Middle School Library soon.

Mr Warwick Norman
Junior School Dean of Teaching and Learning