Reading Journal | anewhoffod

After today’s TES article, I have uploaded an updated version of The Wellington Academy’s Reading Journal which is issued or will be issued to all pupils in years 7-9.

Reading Journal 2017-2018

The reading journal challenges pupils to read 40 books across the year and is organised into sections.
Opening section – opportunity to record pupils’ AR scores.  We do this three times a year and will be using the AR screening facility.
Interest survey – as recommended by Donalyn Miller.  An interest survey enables you to identify what your pupils are interested in which makes book…

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Displays set the tone… | anewhoffod

This term a key priority for the department has been on creating the right environment.  Displays, you see, set the tone, establish the culture, support pupil learning and celebrate success.  Here is what we have been working on at the academy.
Welcome to English board

Every member of staff within the English department has a space on the Welcome to English board.  Each staff member has a WeeMee.  Alongside this, to support our reading culture, every member of staff has identified a book of great significance to them and explained why.

2. Our world map

When I first joined the…

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Writing a scheme of work | anewhoffod

A series to be updated over the summer holiday.

This summer is called scheme of work summer.  After a year of variable planning to say the least, I have committed my summer to writing several schemes of work:

Y7 – Poetry (Invictus, If, Desiderata, I shall rise)

Y8 – Oliver Twist

Y9 – Of Mice and Men

Y10 – A Christmas Carol (Lit), a transactional writing unit on the theme of prejudice (Lang)

Y11 – Macbeth (Lit) (re-draft) and imaginative writing (Lang)

Y12 +Y13 – The Handmaid’s Tale

It’s gonna be a fun summer

Anyhow, I thought as I am writing these units that I would blog…

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Displays set the tone… | anewhoffod

This term a key priority for the department has been on creating the right environment.  Displays, you see, set the tone, establish the culture, support pupil learning and celebrate success.  Here is what we have been working on at the academy.
Welcome to English board

Every member of staff within the English department has a space on the Welcome to English board.  Each staff member has a WeeMee.  Alongside this, to support our reading culture, every member of staff has identified a book of great significance to them and explained why.

2. Our world map

When I first joined the…

Continue reading at:

http://ift.tt/2tYnFHk

Writing a scheme of work | anewhoffod

A series to be updated over the summer holiday.

This summer is called scheme of work summer.  After a year of variable planning to say the least, I have committed my summer to writing several schemes of work:

Y7 – Poetry (Invictus, If, Desiderata, I shall rise)

Y8 – Oliver Twist

Y9 – Of Mice and Men

Y10 – A Christmas Carol (Lit), a transactional writing unit on the theme of prejudice (Lang)

Y11 – Macbeth (Lit) (re-draft) and imaginative writing (Lang)

Y12 +Y13 – The Handmaid’s Tale

It’s gonna be a fun summer

Anyhow, I thought as I am writing these units that I would blog…

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Questioning | anewhoffod

Setting these pages up for a summer of work in getting ready for Sep.

I have used Ian Gilbert’s Thunk book to produce these thunk laminated cards.

Going to use during community time in KS3.  Six group tables max with one card on each.  Pupils spend 2-3 minutes at each station before swapping round (in different groups each time).  Then choose 1-2 thunks to discuss as a class using talking tokens or, in my case, a ball eliciting pupils’ responses and trying to deepen their contributions.

Thunks

 

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