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Walthamstow School for Girls Ofsted Outstanding Provider

Accelerated Reader Success

Students Continue to Read & Quiz During Lockdown

At Walthamstow School for Girls we place great importance on developing reading and understanding skills, which ultimately impacts immensely across the whole curriculum and benefits students as they progress towards their GCSEs.

Congratulations to all the students who have quizzed since the lockdown began.

Manahel in 7F has proved herself a real star AR quizzer by completing 24 book quizzes since the lockdown. Other committed quizzers include, Faith in 7W who has passed 10 quizzes and Haniya, in 7G, who has reached 3 million words and passed 9 quizzes during this period.

Students in 8S are also engaging with their reading, with 11 students completing 19 quizzes between them. 

Reading should be both pleasurable and a way of extending learning. It can also help you relax and develop your empathy skills. Empathy helps you to understand the world and the people around you in a healthy and positive way.

Well done to everyone who has quizzed during this period and the many more students who are using their time productively to keep up with their reading. 

Well done everyone!

Mrs Kelly
Learning Resource Centre

Renaissance Learning (responsible for our Accelerated Reading lessons) recently provided students with access to numerous online books from a huge variety of genres through their myON service. We cannot stress enough the importance of maintaining regular reading, and then quizzing on the books read to indicate understanding of the content. 

We would like to encourage our students to continue with their Accelerated Reader (AR) lessons - reading and quizzing as often as possible.  AR lessons in school are only a small part of the need for reading, as it is recommended that all students read for a minimum of 30 minutes per day.  Reading should be both pleasurable and a way of extending learning.  In addition, this can be a fun activity for all the family - read, discuss and challenge one another in a variety of ways: understanding, changing characters, guess endings, change endings - the ideas are plentiful.

Here are the links to both websites:

Renaissance Learning (Accelerated Reader)

myON online books

If there are any problems, please contact the info@ email and ask for your concern to be forwarded to either Miss Jolliffe or Mrs Kelly.