Through Accelerated Reader lessons the Year 7 and 8 students at King Ecgbert School are encouraged and supported in the development of that most essential skill – reading.
Each pupil spends an hour a week in the library and is given personalised guidance to help them find the books that will enthuse and inspire them. Targets are set which provide motivation and focus. All pupils are periodically monitored to ensure good progress is made, and there is regular communication between school and home to provide updates and advice. In addition, on occasion classes will engage in guided reading, exploring new and different novels together, and reflecting upon aspects of the texts to compliment and enhance other areas of the curriculum.
Ultimately, we aim to rapidly progress our student’s reading ability and hopefully engender in them a lifelong love and respect for reading and the written word.
Current Guided Reading Texts:
Face by Bejamin Zephaniah
The Edge by Alan Gibbons
I Am The Minotaur by Anthony McGowan
Lightning Strike by Tanya Landman