Extended Reading Project
This year every student in the London Nautical School department of English and Drama will engage in an extended reading project. Every book read unlocks an achievement point, and at the end of the year the students will all make a presentation arising from their year’s reading. Click on one of the badges to see examples of students’ work from previous years:
In Year 7 the students will be reading a wide range of different text types and following their own interests, and as the students progress through the school, the reading projects become more defined and specific. Whether it’s the coupling of Fiction and Non-fiction texts in Year 8, the Theme and Style Investigations in Years 9-11 or the Critical Theory-based investigations at A Level, the year’s reading will provide all students with a balance of choice and guidance as to the appropriate focus for their year’s reading at home.
The department runs a reading club and a reading blog, both of which students of all ages are encouraged to frequent if they would like support with their reading or to build social connections with other enthusiastic readers at all levels of the school.
Below are the outlines of each year’s project. These are issued to the students at the beginning of each year – and they may either use these booklets to keep track of their reading, or – as is our preference with much of their personal work – they can add their reading journal entries to their personal blogs.
Year 7: Wide Reading
Year 8: Read for Knowledge
Year 9: Theme Investigation
Year 10-11: Theme, Genre and Style
Our list of suggested texts