November 3, 2019
This week at Kearsley Academy, all Year 7 and 8 students took part in their first Drop Everything And Read lesson, as part of the new and innovative Reading Routes project.
All students in Year 7 are currently following the Comedy Central route, and had the choice of which of 5 books to order to read first this half term. This week’s DEAR lesson featured The Falcon’s Malteser, a spectacular book about a Private Detective, Herbert, and his younger brother Nick. A dwarf comes to their office one day and asks them to look after a box of Maltesers, ‘on their life’ and never to open it…
Our Year 8 students are following the Adventure route this half term, and again had a choice of five exciting books to choose from. Their DEAR lesson highlighted The House with the Chicken Legs, a fantastic novel about Marinka, who dreams of a normal life with opportunities to make friends, instead of the one she shares with her Grandmother in a house with chicken legs that moves through the world at night from place to place, because Marinka and her Grandmother are Yaga, and they have the sacred responsibility of helping the dead pass through The Gate each night …
We were very impressed by the work of our students in their first DEAR lesson, and have introduced a new PRAISE postcard to recognise the work of students in reading more for leisure and pleasure.
This week’s DEAR lessons are on the featured books: The Boy at the Back of the Class (Y7) and Around the World in 80 Days (Y8).
Look out for our new postcard in the post to reward students for reading!