READING @ WRA - Reading Across the Curriculum

Below you will find information about how reading is integrated across the curriculum; specifically:

    • Reading in Registration

    • Reading Timetable Across the Curriculum

    • Reading Support Timetable

    • Details on Accelerated Reader


► If you would like to view our Reading Knowledge Organisers, which support the comprehension of each of our the books currently being read in Registration, please click HERE.


Year 7 -

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard book by Neil Gaiman won The Carnegie Medal in 2010.

Our Year 7 follow Nobody Owens as he explores the surroundings of his new home, a graveyard. Nobody, or Bod for short, meets some unusual characters on his journey - including The Man Jack who has been sent to kill him!

→ If you enjoyed The Graveyard Book, try...

Year 7 -

ILLEGAL

by Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin

Year 8 -

ME MAM. ME DAD. ME.

by Malcolm Duffy

In this fantastically engaging book by local author, Malcolm Duffy (who visited Walker Riverside Academy in 2019), 13 year old Danny is pushed to the edge of his limits by a new step-dad.

Set in Dunston and Whickham, this story deals with domestic violence and difficult family relationships in a sensitive way.

→ If you enjoyed Me Mam. Me Dad. Me, try...

Year 8 -

NO BALLET SHOES IN SYRIA

by Catherine Bruton

Synopsis


If you enjoyed No Ballet Shoes in Syria, try...

Year 9 -

BILLY ELLIOT

by Melvin Burgess

Synopsis


If you enjoyed Billy Elliot, try...

Year 10 -

THE POET X

by Elizabeth Acevedo

Synopsis


If you enjoyed The Poet X, try...

Year 10 -

THE HATE U GIVE

by Angie Thomas

Synopsis


If you enjoyed THUG, try...

Reading Across the Curriculum Timetable

Reading Support Timetable

Accelerated Reader is used to help encourage reading for pleasure.

After your child has finished reading a book, they are able to log in to their own Accelerated Reader account to take a quiz on the book.

They can take a quiz during their Drop Everything and Read lesson, which is scheduled in our newly refurbished library, at least once every fortnight. They can also log in at home to take a quiz. Click HERE to be redirected to Accelerated Reader or click on the logo.

If your child scores 85% or above in a quiz, they are given a Golden Ticket which goes into a box for a prize draw.

Every book they take a quiz on is analysed by Accelerated Reader. The computer software calculates how many words your child has read. If they read over 1 million words in a year, they are invited to an awards celebration with Mr Collier.

Every half term a STAR test will be taken.

This is a computer-adaptive test of 34 questions which generates your child's reading age. These tests are taken under exam conditions to ensure that results are accurate. Reading ages are presented in years and months (12:08 is a reading age of twelve years and eight months).


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