The Year 9 pupils are reading three different books as part of their morning tutorial time. These books have been assigned to each class member depending on their learning aims.
There is a mixture of story books and information books. The books we are reading include The Hunger Games, Dolphin Baby and a science fiction story called Transmodulation.
Guided reading takes place with support from adults. Class numbers then follow up with some related table work activities.
A recent exercise involved a piece of comprehension being completed. The pupils were asked to list who are the main characters in their story. They were also asked to describe what we currently know about the characters. Each answer was written in a full sentence.
The traffic light system is used to evaluate the level of difficulty. This helps the teaching staff to prepare future lessons so everyone can reach their learning targets.