Reading Journal | anewhoffod

Reading Journal | anewhoffod

After today’s TES article, I have uploaded an updated version of The Wellington Academy’s Reading Journal which is issued or will be issued to all pupils in years 7-9.

Reading Journal 2017-2018

The reading journal challenges pupils to read 40 books across the year and is organised into sections.
Opening section – opportunity to record pupils’ AR scores.  We do this three times a year and will be using the AR screening facility.
Interest survey – as recommended by Donalyn Miller.  An interest survey enables you to identify what your pupils are interested in which makes book…

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Reflections on ‘moving on’ – settling in as HOD. | jwpblog

Reflections on ‘moving on’ – settling in as HOD. | jwpblog

This is a follow-up to: moving on…. in which I looked forward to taking up my then new role as HOD English. The original is in italics.

As I approach the end of my job,I want to reflect on 10 years in a relationship and my feelings as I move on to pastures New.

What an odd sensation.  But then the whole adventure has been a little strange in some ways.  Anyone who read my “who I am, what I do” blog knows the back story: opera singer becomes English teacher to have a job which both utilises my brain ( the multiplier effect) and which does not mean 8 months a year away from my wife and…

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Introducing the American Literature element for OCR A level. | jwpblog

Introducing the American Literature element for OCR A level. | jwpblog

This year we are changing from Dystopia to American Literature for our first cohort of through-taught A level students.

I will be placing my teaching materials on the blog as I write them.

A screencast  can be found here 

Introducing the American Literature course for OCR A

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