Reading Changes You

At the Western International School of Shanghai, we know that instilling a love for reading and literacy from a young age is important. Each school year we dedicate one month to Literacy Month. Literacy Month is celebrated with a book fair, author visits, fun out-of-uniform days, competitions, and activities that promote a love for reading.

Open a book and your life changes. Experience the transformative power of reading and read the highlights from our Literacy Month and our year-long focus on developing a love of reading.

WISS Literacy Month 2018

25th – 26th Oct Author Visit: Ying Chang Compestine
2nd Nov Book Character Parade
2nd Nov Parent Presentation on WISS Library Services
13 Nov Author Visit: Nick Arnold
13th – 15th Nov Book Fair
16th Nov Hats Off to Reading
21st Nov Book Chocolate Cake Day
23rd Nov We’re Wild About Reading
28th Nov Bookmark Art Entries Due
30th Nov Snuggle Up and Read
30th Nov Bookmark Art Voting

Whole Month

Bookmark Art Contest Classroom Reading Challenges (PYP) Individual Reading Challenges (Secondary) Panda Book Campaign Battle of the Books Launch
Each year, Scholastic Inc, publishes their Kids and Family Reading Report which surveys both children and their parents exploring their attitudes and behaviors towards around books and reading. The survey is conducted in 5 countries-Australia, Canada, India, The United Kingdom and The United States of America. Here is a sample of an infographic representing each country. You can read the full report here.