The Southwood School staff strives to instill the love of reading and writing in all of our students. We work hard at school to encourage and support every student to strengthen this love.  Research has shown that parents/guardians can have a significant impact on their children’s literacy development. Children who have opportunities to read and write at home with their parents/guardians can build positive attitudes toward language.  Home, alongside the school, is where a child’s love of reading can grow.


Literacy Mystery of the Month

Click here to have a chance to win a free book!

To have the chance to win a free book follow these easy steps!

1) Read the question and find the answer somewhere on the Literacy Page (don’t forget to click on the links listed below). Print your answer to the mystery question on a piece of paper from home.
2) Print your first and last name and your class on the same paper.
3) Have a parent sign the paper.
4) Bring the paper to school and put it in the “Literacy Mystery of the Month” box located under the book return basket in the Learning Commons.

At the end of the month, one name will be drawn from the box and that person will win a free book! Every month there will be a new mystery question, with a new chance to win a free book.

Good luck!

Free Reading Websites for Children

Click here for free reading websites for children.

Staff Favourites

Click here to see the Southwood School Staff’s favourite children’s books.

Book Recommendations from the Students of Southwood School

Check back often! More book recommendations from Southwood Students are coming soon!

Click on the link below to view a book recommendation from a fellow Southwood Student.


Owl Diaries : Eva’s Big Sleepover

The Little League from the Black Lagoon

The Photo Book

The Wonderful Pigs of Jillian Jiggs

Calling all Southwood Students! Do you have a great book recommendation that you’d like to share with your school mates? Talk to your teacher or Mrs. Locke!

Ways to Encourage Writing at Home

Click here for suggestions to encourage writing at home

Games to Promote Literacy

Click here for suggestions of board games that promote literacy!