A reading program that reaches all students

Drop Everything and Read – DEAR

In year 7 to 10, students read together for half an hour a day, enjoying a classic text or a culturally important work of fiction. This work aims to support students with their reading comprehension, fluency and understanding of key vocabulary. Students listen to their tutor reading at first and then are invited to read aloud to the class.  We believe this experience of sharing a book together enables all students to take part in reading for pleasure and reading for betterment. Some of our key texts include Mary Shelley’s ‘Frankenstein’, John Boyne’s ‘The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas’ and Malorie Blackman’s ‘Noughts and Crosses’.

D.E.A.R. is a vital literacy intervention which supports our students to become life long readers.