Reading at Chiswick
At Chiswick we believe that reading is key to accessing a rich and varied curriculum. Ensuring that students are equipped to access texts and fomenting a love of reading are key elements of our school priorities.
To this end, reading is part of our daily routines at the school – through form time reading and regular reading interventions for those whose reading age falls below their chronological age. We also encourage students to carry a book with them – either from the library or their home.
Form Time Reading at Chiswick
Throughout their time at Chiswick School, students will read a wide range of fiction and non-fiction texts with their tutor three times a week during form time. As well as promoting a shared love of reading, this scheme will support students with fluency and vocabulary acquisition. We aim to explore a vast range of characters, settings and language across year groups as well as equipping the students with the skills they need to become more independent readers and excel across their subjects.
Form Time Reading Information
Please click on the following link to view form time reading information including the form time choices for each year group along with a description about each novel.
We offer a number of reading interventions targeted primarily at Key Stage Three students. These include Paired Reading with a Year 12 student, Lexia and Ruth Miskin Phonics.
To access the English Department's subscription to the English and Media Centre Magazine please follow the link and enter the login details below: https://www.englishandmedia.co.uk/e-magazine/emag-login/
This will give you access to each monthly issue as well as to hundreds of articles in the archives that could support your wider reading for any of the humanities subjects.
Suggested Reading List
Please see the document below for recommended reading for KS3 students.