The importance of reading cannot be overstated, which is why at King Edward VI Lordswood School for Girls all Year 7, 8 & 9 students have been enrolled into the Accelerated Reading programme.

Accelerated Reading is a computer program that helps teachers manage and monitor children’s independent reading practice. Your child picks a book at her own level and reads it at her own pace. When finished, your child takes a short quiz on the computer. Passing the quiz is an indication that your child has understood what has been read.

Students spend one English lesson per fortnight in the school library.  In these lessons, we expect students to read their Accelerated Reading books independently for part of the time as well as test themselves when they have completed their book.  Additionally, teachers read a class novel to their students for the remaining time.  Year 7 have been reading ‘The Island at the End of Everything’ by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, Year 8 have been reading the first Harry Potter novel, and Year 9 have been reading Mark Haddon’s ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time’.

You can also monitor your child’s progress by logging onto the Home Connect website.

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