BOOKBUZZ at Normanhurst School

Every year the English department subsidizes the cost of a book so that each student in year 7 has a free book to read that they choose from a list of newly published titles.

All the students have regular weekly reading times in registration and have a reading homework; they record their reading progress in a reading journal and are encouraged to think about aspects of an author’s craft by regularly completing reading related asks in their journal. For example: choose a descriptive passage from the book you are reading and make a list of examples of vivid imagery e.g. similes, metaphors, alliterations, noun phrases etc.