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Rewarding Reading

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Last session nearly all of S1 received their Bronze Reading Record certificates recognising the reading they did over the course of the year. Requirements were to read 5 texts, at least 3 of which should be books. Texts also included magazines; video games; films; TV programmes. Pupils were expected to just read one text and produce one task sheet a term which could be done in library periods or, in many cases, as homeowrk. Of course, many pupils did read more than these minimum requirements.

Over the summer holidays the Bronze Reading Record task sheets have all been up-dated to provide space for pupils’ personal response to texts in line with Curriculum for Excellence Litereacy Outcome 3.11a as well as adding an extra couple of task sheets for pupils to chose from: Mock Facebook page (for lead character) or prepare a Two Minute Talk.

Literacy > Reading > Enjoyment and choice

I regularly select and read, listen to or watch texts for enjoyment and interest, and I can express how well they meet my needs and expectations and give reasons, with evidence, for my personal response.

I can identify sources to develop the range of my reading.                                         LIT 3.11a

S1 Pupils moving on up to S2 will be required to further extend their reading, challenging themselves to try out new genres as well as aiming to meet LIT 4.11a outcome whcih is similar to 3.11a.

I regularlyselect and read, listen to or watch texts for enjoyment and interest, and I can express how well they meet my needs and expectations and give reasons, with evidence, for my personal response.

 I can independently identify sources to develop the range of my reading.                      LIT 4-11a

For Silver, S2 pupils will be expected to read 10 books on 5 different genres over the course of the session. They will need to read 2 books and do 2 task sheets each term.

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 More information about the Reading Record and access to PDF files of the Bronze and Silver task sheets can be found on the Reading Zone page and the Reading Record Page.

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