Close reading…our initial steps

When in Rome...

As identified in the first blog post, reading is a big deal for us at The Wellington Academy. We are on a huge reading drive and most of this year (year 1) has been focused on sharing our love for reading in the hope that we can foster a greater love for reading amongst our students. At the start of the year, both reading ages and reading quiz uptakes were low and we have seen a huge increase in the number of quizzes our students take, which has been my area of focus.

Now we have our students reading more, it is time to focus on supporting them with their reading. This blog post will outline the first strategy we have begun to put in place: Close reading.

This stems from potentially the most exciting book on reading to be released for some time: ‘Reading Reconsidered’ by Doug Lemov and…

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