TRA Regional Book Award

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The purpose is to develop a literacy link between Homewood School and the TRA Primary Schools via a structured Regional Book Award. The plan is to support work in improving literacy levels at Key Stage 2 and Key Stage 3 and to ease the transition from primary to secondary education.

Aims

  • To support schools in raising literacy levels.
  • To forge links between the primary and secondary education sectors.
  • To provide students with the opportunity to successfully make the transition in reading levels from children’s fiction to works written for young people.
  • To present an opportunity to widen students reading experiences by alerting them to books ‘well worth reading’
  • To maintain, strengthen and enliven recreational reading.
  • To create a mechanism for lively book discussion across the schools.
  • To encourage critical analysis of works of fiction.
  • To provide a means whereby students can claim full ownership of an award outcome.

The scheme will do this by introducing year 6 and year 7 students to three short listed books which clearly span primary and secondary reading levels with their story line, vocabulary, literary merit and characterisation. Students will read the books, discuss the content of each one, write a book review and become involved in fun research activities into the topics covered.

Each student will then vote for their favourite title and the winning book will be announced at the Presentation Evening to which all the authors will be invited.

Participating Schools

  • Bethersden
  • Charing
  • Egerton
  • High Halden
  • Homewood
  • John Mayne
  • Repton Manor
  • Rolvenden
  • St Michael’s
  • Tenterden juniors
  • Wittersham
  • Woodchurch