Headlines Very well done Thomas!
Accelerated Reader The Grange congratulates the first reading millionaire, Thomas Drury (07MGG). During the autumn term of 2014, year 7 English students have been working hard, engaging with an accelerated reading program designed to improve individual reading ability. The Accelerated Reader program is an online tool designed to manage independent reading whilst promoting reading for pleasure. Over the course of the academic year, student achievement is closely monitored and praise is awarded to our high achieving students. In December, an assembly was held to reward students who have, so far been working hard reading and taking book quizzes in order to improve their reading ability. A total of six students received prizes for their outstanding effort. With categories such as most words read, most book quizzes taken and highest average daily reading time. Each individual year 7 student was given an equal opportunity to receive recognition for their efforts. The final outcome was a close call as so many of our students are putting in a great effort. We predict that the next Accelerated Reader reward assembly will produce a different selection of students as a result of their increased motivation to read and improve. The English department is pleased to announce that the Accelerated Reader program is producing effective results with the year 7 students. Reading ability is improving and achievement will continue to be recognised throughout the course of the academic year. In particular, we would like to give praise to Thomas, who is our first student to achieve over 1 million words read. To be exact Thomas has read 1,092,135 words during the autumn academic term!
Thomas says â€œI am extremely proud and happy to have reached one million words. I am also thrilled to have done it in such a small space of time. I read the full Harry Potter series within a few weeks and each of them have at least a few thousand words. Sometimes if I had some spare time I would read a few pagesâ€?.
The Monthly Newsletter for Parents and Carers from the Head of School, Mr B. Carney.
Headlines February 2015