English and Literacy at Hope Valley College. Assessment and setting in English Accelerated Reader Reading Buddies Homework. Please ensure you have collected your personal information pack from the back of the room prior to the start of the talk. Assessment in English.
Please ensure you have collected your personal information pack from the back of the room prior to the start of the talk.
Setting for English is based on this data along with the KS2 Teacher Assessed Level.
“There is a proven link between test results and reading for pleasure. Studies also show that reading a variety of literature independently by the age of 15 is the single biggest indicator of future success, outweighing negative factors such as socioeconomic background or family situation.”
“The importance of getting children off to a good start in reading cannot be overstated. Good readers are more likely to succeed in all subjects in secondary school and beyond, while poor readers are likely to continue to have reading problems, to struggle with other subjects, and to become unmotivated and develop problems with behaviour, self-esteem and attendance.”
The National Literacy Trust
A reading programme based on individual students reading the right books for them.
This is not an exact science and is intended as useful guidance rather than an indisputable ‘fact’.
Please give careful consideration to the information you choose to share with your child.
After reading a book, students take an online quiz. They get an instant score which reflects their comprehension of the book (a score of 85% is the benchmark of successful understanding).
Each week, during their AR lesson, students will review their reading, take quizzes and be set targets for their reading for the week ahead.
This is the first time we have provided such a detailed talk and information pack to Year 7 parents and we would value your feedback on how useful it has been.
Please tick the appropriate box next to each question.