Reading for Pleasure and Progress

The Importance of Reading and Accelerated Reader:

Studies show that reading for pleasure makes a big difference to children’s educational performance. Evidence suggests that children who read for enjoyment every day not only perform better in reading tests than those who don’t, but also develop a broader vocabulary, increased general knowledge and a better understanding of other cultures.

All Key Stage Three students follow the Accelerated Reader programme. This is a tried and tested method to improve reading comprehension and foster a love of reading. We have a huge variety of books in the Library which cover a host of different interests and topics. Students are supported to develop their reading habits in weekly Accelerated Reader lessons.

Guides and Top Tips can be found by clicking the following links.

A Parents’ Guide to Renaissance Accelerated Reader

7 Top Tips to Support Reading at Home

We have a list of recommended books.  Please click the following links.

Reading List- By Subject

Reading List – KS4

Reading List of books that deal with complex issues

Find out more about Dan Smith, his books and his virtual visit to Biddick Academy on World Book Day – 4th March 2021


Click here to see a details and a synopsis of all books by Dan Smith

Dan Smith Books