Literacy at TMWS

We firmly believe that the key to improving teaching and learning comes through paying attention to the literacy of our students. We are firm believers that all of our students should be confident and regular readers and writers. To support this, we have invested in new books in the fiction section of the Library and the Accelerated Reader web based system for tracking reading progress. Every year we sign up for ‘Book Buzz’, in which all Year 7 students are given the opportunity to choose a book for free. It is expected that every student in the school will carry a reading book and will engage in silent reading during registration periods and in one English lesson each week. To further support the development of your child’s literacy, it is expected that every subject will set students extended writing tasks on which they will receive feedback for the quality of written communication as well as for the content.

As parents you play a significant part in encouraging your son or daughter to read for pleasure. The wider vocabulary they are exposed to, the more it helps their achievement in all subjects, not only English. Those who read – succeed.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

Dr. Seuss

I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!