English MAT Reading Group
As an English teacher, I love reading, and his half term a select group of year 9 students have been taking part in an English reading group. The aim of this group is to introduce the students to new and more challenging texts that discuss more challenging topics, and to promote discussion around these topics.
So far, we have read one short story, The Darkness Out There, and I am enjoying listening to the students’ discussions of their ideas – and some healthy debate too!
Moving forward, we will be looking at some novels and some plays that are usually only taught at GCSE and A-Level, and I am looking forward to reading, discussing and evaluating these texts with the students.