Reading at Moseley Park

Reading should be fun – not just a compulsory part of the curriculum. Unless it’s something that excites students, they’re unlikely to become an eager reader for life. That’s why we recommend students exploring the world of reading outside of what is taught in the class.

With this in mind we have put together a bunch of resources which students can use to explore the world of reading.

KS3 Recommended Reading List

While in KS3, students should try to read a wide variety of types of books. They should broaden their choices and not just stick to one author, or one genre. Experiment with something new. That is one reason why this list is arranged in genre-based sections. As well as reading books, don’t forget that non-fiction such as newspapers and magazines are also excellent reading material and will get students used to a range of reading experiences that will set them up well for GCSE and beyond, as well as broadening their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.

KS3 Recommended Reading List

KS4 Recommended Reading List

While in KS4, students should try to read a wide variety of books. They should read diversely and broaden their choices of author, genre and text type. Experiment with something new. That is one of the reasons why this list is arranged in genre-based sections. As well as reading books, don’t forget that non-fiction such as newspapers and magazines are also excellent reading material and will get students used to a range of reading experiences that will set them up well for GCSE and beyond, as well as broadening their knowledge and understanding of the world in which they live.

KS4 Recommended Reading List

Netflix and Novels

Reading Page – Netflix and Novels KS3, KS4 and KS5

Book of the week presentations

Below you can find our book recommendations for book of the week. Click on the photos to view the presentations

Key Stage 3

 

Key Stage 4

 

Key Stage 5

Our Reading Achievements

Revisit some of our amazing reading achievements and moments in the gallery below. You can also view the story behind some of these pictures in their related articles found here:

 

Useful Sites

Audible – Free audiobooks

Free audiobooks for all ages – we highly recommend the classics, but there are lots of contemporary options too.
https://stories.audible.com/discovery

Poetry by Heart

A curated collection of poems and learning resources – search by the poet or by the timeline.

https://www.poetrybyheart.org.uk/

Poetry Foundation

More appropriate for KS4 and KS5 – a new poem every day, with essays and collections of work.

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/

The Royal Shakespeare Company

Carefully researched information about William Shakespeare and his work – including timelines and famous quotes.

https://www.rsc.org.uk/

Sparknotes – No Fear Shakespeare

A full, modern day translation of William Shakespeare’s most famous plays.

https://www.sparknotes.com/shakespeare/