Reading and Literacy
It is vitally important that we help our students increase and improve their reading and literacy, as they are fundamental to all areas of learning, as it unlocks access to the wider curriculum. Good reading and literacy skills increase the opportunities for students in all aspects of life, they lay the foundations for lifelong learning and work, and contribute strongly to a student's development.
Confidence in reading and literacy, such as with grammar, spelling and the spoken word, are essential for progress in all areas of the curriculum. Because of this, all teachers at Heworth Grange School have responsibility for promoting language and literacy development. Every teacher, in each area of the curriculum, looks to find opportunities to encourage our young people to explain their thinking, debate their ideas, and read and write at a level which will help them to develop their language skills further.
Good reading and literacy helps promote the development of critical and creative thinking, as well as in listening and talking, reading, writing. They help to develop personal, interpersonal, and team-working skills, which are so important in life in the classroom and beyond.
Below can be found information and resources about Reading and Literacy.
Reading list Year 7-11