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The Full Story

Reading at INSW

"Language and literacy provide us with the building blocks not just for academic success, but for fulfilling careers and rewarding lives" 

Education Endowment Foundation


INWS Reading Mission

EEF 1: Develop pupils’ language capabilities

EEF 2: Support pupils to develop fluent reading capabilities

EEF 3: Teach reading comprehension strategies through modelling and supported practice

EEF 4: Teach writing composition strategies through modelling and supported practice

EEF 5: Develop pupils’ transcription and sentence construction skills through extensive practice

EEF 6: Target teaching and support by accurately assessing pupil needs

EEF 7: Use high quality structured interventions to help pupils who are struggling with their literacy


To deliver a holistic, broad and creative recovery curriculum and develop your pupils' confidence and motivation around reading, writing and communication. 


Our Reading Books

Yr 7

  • The Breadwinner by Deborah Ellis

  • ‘Our Day Out’ by Willy Russell

  • ‘Nature Poetry’ including; 

  • ‘The Tempest’ by William Shakespeare

  • Wonder by R.J. Palacio

  • Non Fiction Information extracts

  • Diary of Anne Frank

  • Greek Mythology

Yr 8

  • ‘Stone Cold’ by Robert Swindells changing to ‘Ruby in the Smoke’ by Philip Pullman in September 2024.

  • ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ by William Shakespeare

  • Holes by Louis Sachar

  • Identity Poetry

  • Non Fiction Newspaper Articles

  • Victorian poetry

  • Dracula play

  • Hero’s Journey - Short stories based on myths

Yr 9

  • ‘Gothic Literature

  • Noughts and Crosses’ by Malorie Blackman.

  • ‘Range of famous speeches from Shakespeare’s plays.

  • I am Malaha by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb

  • The Boxer by Nikesh Shulka

  • Myths and legends from around the world

  • Poems with similar themes and characters

  • Blood Brothers play

KS 4

  • Range of fiction extracts with a focus on Dystopian genre. 

  • Non-fiction extracts


Learners who study English Literature will be given the opportunity to read texts such as

‘Macbeth’ by William Shakespeare,

‘A Christmas Carol’ by Charles Dickens and the ‘AQA Power and Conflict Anthology’

Read-along with.....

Dedication. Expertise. Passion.

Play and listen to the audiobooks to promote reading for pleasure for your child.

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