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Reading At SCA

Curriculum

At 爱豆传媒入口, we believe that reading is critical to unlocking the curriculum, overcoming social disadvantage and broadening our student鈥檚 futures. We aim to:

  • Prioritise reading to allow our pupils to access our full curriculum offer
  • Encourage wider reading across all subject areas
  • Develop a love of books and reading
  • Develop our student鈥檚 interpretation and inference skills as lifelong skills

Encouraging Reading

Library

We are lucky enough to have two libraries at Shireland, one found in our purpose-built KS3 block and one found in our main block. Here, students can borrow books from every subject and beyond.

Renaissance myON Reader

Shireland students are encouraged to access digital books. Renaissance myON庐 Reader is a student-centered, personalized literacy environment that gives students access to more than 6,000 enhanced digital books. Titles are dynamically matched to each individual student鈥檚 interests, year and Lexile庐 reading level. Combined with a suite of close reading tools and embedded supports, myON Reader fosters student engagement and achievement.

First News

At KS3, our students are kept up to date听with news events in the UK and around the world. At 爱豆传媒入口, we aim to help our students to build an interest in being informed. First News is not only engaging but ultimately helps in fuelling their curiosity and encouraging them to form their own opinions.听

Recommended Reading

Our students are encouraged to read books from a wide range of subjects. Our Heads of subject have helpfully ordered lots of books that will soon be seen in our libraries that will excite and inspire! 听

  • Vitamin T: Threads and Textiles in Contemporary Art
  • Great Women Painters
  • Vitamin Green
  • What You See Is What You Get: My Autobiography
  • Shoe Dog
  • The Facebook Effect
  • Steve Jobs
  • Elon Musk
  • Starting a Business
  • Amazon Unbound: Jeff Bezos and the Invention of a Global Empire
  • The Ride of a Lifetime: Lessons Learned from 15 Years as CEO of the Walt Disney Company
  • Hard Drive: Bill Gates and the Making of the Microsoft Empire
  • Python Challenge- Learn to program fast in 155 challenges, 54 examples and 85 pages
  • The CS Detective: An Algorithmic Tale of Crime, Conspiracy, and Computation
  • Scratch 3 Programming Playground: Learn to Program by Making Cool Games
  • Super Scratch Programming Adventure! (Scratch 3)
  • Build Your Own Website: A Comic Guide to HTML, CSS, and WordPress
  • Algorithmic Puzzles
  • Emotional Design: Why we love or hate everyday things
  • The Story of Design: From the Palaeolithic to the Present
  • Graphic Design For Everyone: Understand the Building Blocks so You can Do It Yourself
  • The Designers Dictionary of Type
  • The Design of Everyday Things
  • Design. The Definitive Visual Guide
  • Capoeira: Game! Dance! Martial Art!
  • Hip-Hop: (Dance Today)
  • Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina Young Readers Edition (Young Readers ed)
  • The Dancers鈥 Study Guide: A dance guidebook of dance history, health and fitness, performance lessons, tips and advice
  • Being a Dancer: Advice from Dancers and Choreographers
  • The Dance Cure: The surprising secret to being smarter, stronger, happier
  • Choreography: Creating and Developing Dance for Performance
  • Dance Anatomy
  • A Choreographer’s Handbook
  • The Art of Dance in Education
  • Tales of the Unexpected
  • Tell-tale Heart
  • The Return of the Soldier
  • Songs of Experience
  • The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde
  • Castle of Otranto
  • Coming to England
  • The Narrative of the Life of Fredrick Douglass
  • Halfe-Caste
  • The Invention of Fireworks
  • Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
  • Regeneration
  • The Graveyard Book
  • And the Stars Were Burning Brightly
  • A Farewell to Arms
  • Enduring Love
  • Things Fall Apart
  • The Bell Jar
  • Spies
  • Standing Female Nude
  • Darling
  • The Collector
  • The Prelude / Growth of a Poets鈥 Mind
  • All Quiet on the Western Front
  • Testament of Youth
  • Rebecca
  • A Ferry Across the Lake
  • Brick Lane
  • The Kite Runner
  • The Fishermen
  • Journey to the End of the Night
  • Birdsong
  • Brave New World
  • The Not Dead
  • A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Strange Meeting
  • The Lady of the Barge
  • Notes from a Small Island
  • The Terrorist at my Table
  • How Language Works
  • Sketches by Boz
  • The Memoirs of Cleopatra
  • The Regeneration Trilogy
  • Natives: Race and Class in the Ruins of Empire
  • Long Walk to Freedom
  • Rosalind and Helen
  • Browning鈥檚 Dramatic Lyrics
  • Thinking of Skins
  • The Cambridge Encyclopaedia of Language
  • The Explorer
  • The Boy who Cycled the World
  • I am Malala
  • The Ice Man
  • Wolf Wilder
  • Touching the Void
  • Race to the Pole
  • 鈥楶risoners of Geography鈥, 鈥榃orth Dying For鈥 and 鈥楧ivided鈥
  • Wilding
  • Great Adventurers
  • Adventures in the Anthropocene
  • The Ages of Gaia
  • Shackleton鈥檚 Journey
  • Where Underpants Come From: From Checkout to Cotton Field – Travels through the New China
  • An Inconvenient Truth
  • Water A Turbulent History
  • Extreme Survival
  • Earth 鈥 The Power of the Planet
  • Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture
  • There is no such thing as a Natural Disaster
  • Stuart England 1603-1714
  • The Oxford History of The British Army Paperback 鈥 Illustrated, 23 May 2002
  • Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction
  • The Shortest History of Germany
  • A Time Travellers Guide to Elizabethan England
  • Elizabeth the Queen
  • Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee: An Indian History of the American West
  • Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714
  • The War on our Doorstep: London’s East End and how the Blitz Changed it Forever
  • The Earth is Weeping: The Epic Story of the Indian Wars for the American West
  • The Coming of the Third Reich: How the Nazis Destroyed Democracy and Seized Power in Germany
  • The Third Reich in Power, 1933 – 1939: How the Nazis Won Over the Hearts and Minds of a Nation, Penguin, 2006
  • The Nazi: A Warning from History
  • Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Who Helped Win the Space Race
  • Ghost in the Wires: My Adventures as the World鈥檚 Most Wanted Hacker
  • How Google Works
  • AI: Its Nature and Future
  • The Art of Invisibility: The World鈥檚 Most Famous Hacker Teaches You How to Be Safe in the Age of Big Brother and Big Data
  • The Information: A History, a Theory, a Flood
  • Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms
  • Outnumbered: From Facebook and Google to fake news and filter-bubbles 鈥 the algorithms that control our lives
  • Code: The Hidden Language of Computer Hardware and Software
  • Computers Made Easy: From Dummy to Geek Paperback
  • Understanding the Digital World: What You Need to Know about Computers, the Internet, Privacy, and Security
  • Technology In Action Complete (What’s New in Information Technology)
  • The Pattern on the Stone: The Simple Ideas That Make Computers Work
  • Digital Planet: Pearson New International Edition: Tomorrow’s Technology and You
  • Cyber Security: A Starter Guide to Cyber Security for Beginners, Discover the Best Strategies for Defense Your Devices, Including Risk Management, Social Engineering, and Information Security
  • Emile and the Detectives
  • Die Verwandlung (The Metamorphosis)
  • When Hitler stole Pink Rabbit听
  • Der Besuch der alten Dame
  • Andorra
  • French – Le petit Nicolas
  • Gehen, ging, gegangen
  • German – Das Tagebuch der Anne Frank
  • Zonenkinder听
  • Fractal images of chaos
  • Mathmagicians
  • Dr Riemann鈥檚 Zeros
  • Maths on the back of an envelope
  • The Monty Hall problems: behind closed doors
  • Why do buses come in threes?
  • Casebook of mathematical mysteries
  • Cabinet of mathematical curiosities
  • Humble Pi
  • The Music of the Primes
  • How Big Is Infinity?
  • The Simpsons and their mathematical ideas
  • The Code Book
  • Chaos, the amazing sciences of the unpredictable
  • Taming the Infinite
  • Seventeen equations that changed the world
  • Game, set and math
  • Things to make and do in the fourth dimension
  • An imaginary Tale: the story of the square root of -1
  • The Maths Book
  • Does God play dice?
  • The mathematical maze
  • Fermat鈥檚 Last Theorem
  • Strike The Right Chord: A DIY Guide to Global Success in Today’s Music Industry: Amazon.co.uk: Alexander, Paul Spencer
  • The Inner Game of Music
  • Classical Music: A Beginner’s Guide
  • Gareth Malone’s Guide to Classical Music: The Perfect Introduction to Classical Music
  • The 30-Day Lyric Writing Challenge: Transform Your Lyric Writing Skills in Only 30 Days: 1 (The Song Foundry 30-Day Challenges)
  • Incomplete & Utter History of Classical Music
  • Understanding Popular Music
  • How to Write a Song (Even If You’ve Never Written One Before and You Think You Suck)
  • Pop Music: The Textbook
  • Succeeding In The Music Business: How To Start A Music Career?: How To Make It In The Music Business
  • The Art of Songwriting: How to Create, Think and Live Like a Songwriter
  • You are a Champion
  • Behind the Mask
  • The Biography
  • Leap
  • Faster Than Lightening
  • The rebel that would be king
  • Courage to Soar
  • Sikhism: A very short introduction
  • Muhammad: A very short introduction
  • Humanism: A very short introduction
  • The Puzzle of God
  • The God Delusion
  • God, Freedom and Evil
  • Kay鈥檚 Anatomy: A Complete (and Completely Disgusting) Guide to the Human Body
  • Ask an Astronaut
  • Storm in a tea cup
  • The Awesome Power of Sleep
  • Women in Science
  • A Short History of Nearly Everything
  • Brief answers to the big questions
  • What If?
  • Living Planet: The web of life on Earth
  • Sapiens: a brief history of human kind
  • A Brief History of Time
  • The Science of Can and Can鈥檛: A Physicist鈥檚 Journey Through the Land of Counterfactuals
  • Mysteries Of the Quantum Universe
  • Exploring the Elements
  • Gory Details from the Dark Side of Science
  • The Lucifer Effect: Understanding How Good People Turn Evil
  • Elephants on Acid: And Other Bizarre Experiments
  • Psychology- The Happiness Hypothesis
  • The Geography of Tourism and Recreation: Environment, Place and Space Paperback 鈥 Illustrated, 6 May 2014
  • Adventure Tourism Management Book
  • Essentials of Tourism Paperback 鈥 19 Sept. 2011
  • Worldwide Destinations: The geography of travel and tourism Paperback
  • Tourism: Principles, Practices, Philosophies
  • Events management Edited by: Peter Robinson, Leeds Beckett University, UK

Book Vending Machine

As part of our drive to develop a love of books and reading, we are delighted to announce our book vending machine! Students will have lots of opportunities to be awarded gold coins and claim their free book.

Teacher Reading Boards

Every month, teachers at SCA update and share what they are currently reading on our teacher reading boards.