Page Turner – reading for pleasure, a door to our future

Young people who enjoy reading are five times as likely to read above the expected level compared with young people who do not enjoy reading at all. I found this particularly interesting because there are increasing stories in the media reporting there is a decline in reading frequency. As teachers, there is a growing concern that children are not reading enough, and parents … Read more

Reading is FUN-damental

Starting at 8 am on Wednesday 16 November, International School of Saigon Pearl is organizing a day  dedicated to reading and learning. Visit classrooms and tour the ISSP Library where students enjoy over 14,200 English books. Teachers will share with you their reading secrets to help reading at home. Register at www.issp.edu.vn/reading or 08 2222 … Read more

WORLD LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE WEEK/INTERNATIONAL DAY

World Language and Literature Week helps develop reading habits for pupils, International Day honors racial equality. Both will take place from March 14 – 18th, 2016 at Renaissance International school Saigon. Renaissance school organizes World Language and Literature Week with the aim of building reading habits for children starting at a young age. Reading not … Read more

World Language & Literature Week / International Day

World Language and Literature Week helps develop reading habits for pupils, International Day honors racial equality. Both will take place from March 14 – 18th, 2016 at Renaissance International school Saigon. Renaissance school organizes World Language and Literature Week with the aim of building reading habits for children starting at a young age. Reading not … Read more

Page One

No two persons ever read the same book While there is a wealth of street traders selling dog-eared copies of classics and shiny sensational paperbacks, many of these are poorly translated, missing pages, or badly printed. More solid bookstores in Saigon have improved, but demand for English language books is still low, and finding a … Read more

Printed Books vs Electronic Books

Future generations of readers may use tablets rather than a printed book – is that a good thing? A recent article in The Guardian stated: “Reading for pleasure is declining among primary-age pupils, and increasing numbers of ‘time poor’ parents are dropping the ritual of sharing bedtime stories with their children once they start school.” … Read more