A Culture of Reading at Woodside High School
We believe that reading is the most important skill a child can learn at school. It is critical in developing vocabulary, comprehension, emotional intelligence and, at a utilitarian level, understanding questions and writing answers in exams in every subject. Most importantly reading is a skill for life, opening the door to a wealth of different worlds and experiences.
At Woodside High School, we care deeply about giving our students every opportunity to develop and enhance their reading skills. To this end we will be using the Accelerated Reader programme with students in years 7-9, to help them improve their reading skills. Each student in years 7-9 will read for 20 minutes during the school day, have one reading lesson a week and read each evening at home. There will also be weekly awards to recognise students and tutor groups who are putting the most effort into improving their reading skills.
What is Accelerated Reader?
Accelerated reader provides three easy steps to help students improve their reading skills.
Step 1: Students read a book within their ability range, which is known as zone of proximal development (ZPD). There are a plethora of books for students to choose from and students can even request for books to be put on the Accelerated Reader programme.
Step 2: Once students have finished their books, they take a comprehension quiz.
Step 3: A report is generated after a quiz, which provides an opportunity to monitor the progress students are making and keep them motivated in the programme.
Let’s Get Reading!!!