Reading and literacy

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Accelerated Reader programme

As part of year 7 and year 8 weekly library lessons, we run a reading programme called Accelerated Reader. This involves students taking a reading test to establish which level of books they should be choosing. Once a book is complete, students can take a quiz on the book. The number of questions answered correctly reflects the understanding and pleasure taken from the book. Students can track their own progress towards targets set each half term.

Buddy reading

Buddy reading is a targeted reading scheme which gives year 7 students the opportunity to develop their reading and comprehension skills by reading once a week with year 11 buddy prefects.

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