At The Academy of St Francis of Assisi literacy is at the heart of everything we do.  The development of literacy skills across all curriculum areas is vital.  Effective literacy across the curriculum will develop students’ ability to:

  • Write for a variety of purposes and audiences
  • Collect information, organise ideas, draft, edit and write accurately
  • Access information and read fluently with understanding and comprehension
  • Speak and listen effectively, present information and extend and clarify their ideas and thinking
  • Confidence in literacy will also have an impact on their self- esteem, motivation and ability to work independently.

All staff are wholly committed to engaging students in their learning and are innovative in their approach to promoting reading and writing.

Reading Quality Mark

In June 2016, students and staff were proud to achieve The Liverpool Reading Quality Mark.  This award celebrates the commitment and enjoyment of reading around the academy.

Literacy Support

Some of the initiatives and programmes we have in place to develop literacy are:

  • Form time reading activities
  • Reading buddies programme
  • Literacy intervention classes
  • Reading enrichment programme
  • Outside support for students
  • Dedicated English Teaching Assistants
  • Key primary transition sessions

Suggested Reading List

  1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  2. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
  3. To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  4. Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White
  5. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Maya Angelou
  6. Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
  7. Matilda by Roald Dahl
  8. Forever by Judy Blume
  9. The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole aged 13 and ¾ by Sue Townsend
  10. The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyle
  11. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  12. Me Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
  13. Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney
  14. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
  15. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by CS Lewis
  16. James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
  17. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nightime by Mark Haddon
  18. Flush by Carl Hiaasen
  19. Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
  20. Holes by Louis Sachar 

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The Academy of St Francis of Assisi

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L6 7UR

Tel: 0151 260 7600

Email: info@asfaonline.org

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