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Volume 1, Issue 1

literacy LINK

January 2013

Paired Reading  “It’s been great seeing how much better he’s getting.”

Drop Everything and Read

 “I like the chance to read books—some people don’t get the chance at home.”  “I like it ‘cause it’s peaceful.”  A chance to read some fantastic books  Look out for the new additions to your Book Boxes soon...

(Y11 about Y8 student)

FREE RICE! Year 9 are building vocabulary to help the hungry. In January Year 9 are starting their Literacy Challenge! Each form will be spending a 10 minute registration using the vocabulary building website www.freerice.com For every synonym they get right the website will donate 10 grains of rice to the World Food Programme.

 “It’s good to talk to someone who is interested in what you are reading.” Each member of Year www.wfp.org 9 is aiming to donate one full portion of rice for each registration session. That’s 2230 grains!

READATHON RETURNS... Year 7 and Year 8 raised a massive £430 last year for CLIC Sargent and the Roald Dahl Foundation. This year, with the introduction of Paired Reading and D.E.A.R I am sure that we can all raise so much more money!

 “When you’re stuck on a word they really help you.” (Y7 about their Y10 partner)

Starting after February half term current Year 7 and 8 will be collecting sponsorship simply for reading! TOP TIP Get people to sponsor you per book. That way the more you

read the more you raise… Good luck!


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