Our ‘Drop Everything And Read’ sessions promote reading and literacy

Our 'Drop Everything And Read' sessions promote reading and literacy

Our school run a variety of initiatives as part of our communications agenda to improve reading and literacy. For our Year 7 students, one of the highly successful activities we run is DEAR Time, which stands for ‘Drop Everything And Read’.

This is where the whole class take turns to read a text and they then discuss what they have read to highlight key vocabulary and share their thoughts on the issues raised in the material. All classes focus as different subject area so if they normally have an art, history or maths lesson, their reading text can be relevant to art, history or maths.

We run these sessions once a term, and last week our Year 7 students had their final session of the academic year. It was really impressive to see how enthusiastic our students are about wanting to get involved and read the text and how the whole class engages.

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