At Wright Robinson College, we aim to support students as far as possible to improve their literacy abilities and that is why students in Year 7 & 8 will be completing the Accelerated Reader programme this academic year to enhance and improve their reading abilities.
Across the calendar year, we encourage students and staff at Team Wright Robinson to get involved with the events on our Lets Read and Write Pathway. This pathway takes a specific literary focus, encouraging students to celebrate and get involved in worldly events that explore reading, writing, debate and trying something completely new. The events will be launched in Form Time and the library with lots of activities to get involved in.
We also offer a wide variety of extracurricular opportunities for students to support their literacy skills beyond their academic studies:
- Book Club
- Debate Club
- Creative Writing Club
Students at Wright Robinson College are also encouraged to take part in the many competitions we have on offer, from termly Young Writers competitions, to the school Remembrance Day poetry competition, to the BBC 500 word challenge; we continually strive to give our students the best chance to develop their skills in reading and writing.
What can parents do to help?
- Spend time reading with your child once a day, even 10 minutes makes a difference to their literacy skills.
- Talk about reading – question your child on what they are reading at school and what they are enjoying about their reading.
- Comprehension – after your child has finished a book, help them to reflect on what they have read to improve their understanding of the book.
- Try an audiobook or the local library – if your child is struggling to engage with reading, try an audiobook or take them to the local library in your area and spend time finding something they will enjoy.
- Encourage your child to take part in all the extracurricular opportunities Wright Robinson College has to offer.
- Reward your child when they work hard or show a dedication towards their reading.
Please use the links below to access Accelerated Reader from home and to access the Accelerated Reader Parents Guide. We have also created a 'Wright Robinson College Reading Guide' to offer further support for reading at home.