Enjoyment and Choice

Enjoyment and Choice is one of the organisers in the Curriculum for Excellence Literacy and English Experiences and Outcomes for Reading. This places importance on children having an element of choice in what they read.

In order to do this and to increase motivation, classes were presented with a range of stimulating reading materials at an appropriate level of challenge and they were asked to pick what they wanted to read. Giving students this choice allowed them to choose books that spoke to their interests and  students were engaged from the beginning of the activity.


What Are We Reading?

Pupils are reading a number of books from the lists below.

• Crow Boy by Philip Caveney
• Eagle Strike by Anthony Horowitz
• Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson
• The Bubble Wrap Boy by Phil Earle
• Blame my Brain by Nicola Morgan
• Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
• Clockwork Sparrow by Katherine Woodfine
• Letters from the Lighthouse by Emma Carroll
• The Switch by Anthony Horowitz
• Soldier’s Game by James Killgore
• Wishful Thinking by Ali Sparks
• The Boy who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair by Lara Williamson
• Just Call Me Spaghetti-hoop Boy by Lara Williamson
• Out of the Depths by Cathy MacPhail
• An Eagle in the Snow by Michael Morpurgo

• The Red Ribbon by Lucy Adlington
• Notes on Being Teenage by Rosalind Jana
• Hour of Bees by Lindsay Eagar
• The Last Summer of Us by Maggie Harcourt
• Silverfin by Charlie Higson
• Skulduggery Pleasant by Derek Landy
• Keeper by Mal Peet
• I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai
• Moonrise by Sarah Crossan
• The Fastest Boy in the World by Elizabeth Laurd
• The Weight of Water by Sarah Crossan
• Amazon Adventure by Willard Price
• Life on the Refrigerator Door by Alice Kulpers
• Until We Win by Linda Newbury
• Evil Within by Catherine MacPhail
• The Harder They Fall by Bali Rai
• Flesh and Blood by Chris Priestley
• Over The Line by Tom Palmer
• Bracemouth by Sita Brahmachari