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Broadoak Maths and Computing College
Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset

CKG18 Shadowing Groups
Again this year our shadowing groups are made up from high achieving year 9 English classes. We have two very enthusiastic groups which will meet once a fortnight to discuss their reading, watch the brilliant author videos and complete some work around each of the shortlisted titles. Luckily we had the opportunity to meet and discuss the short list prior to the Easter break thus enabling us to get lots of reading done during our holiday. This year we are also being supported by some of the staff too, with Miss Anniuk our Literacy Coordinator, Ms Gundry our Deputy Head and Ms McGillycuddy our Headteacher all busily reading the short list, hopefully we'll get some feedback from them to share on our blog.
Posted on: 19 May 2017

Today we have gathered for another meeting of the Cilip Carnegie Book Club! Agata, Curtis and Matthew have finished 'the stars at oktober bend', Sinead has finished 'Salt to the sea' which Deena is starting soon, Lewis and Zac have finished 'Wolf Hollow and Jack has finished 'the smell of other peoples houses'.
Posted on: 19 May 2017

The last session of this term
This club has made me more into reading because I have the chance to explore different genres that I wouldn't normally want to read. Before this group, I only liked Sci-Fi and fantasy, now I like historic, crime and books based around real life problems. I am really grateful that this happened otherwise I would be so stuck in my ways, I wouldn't have a chance to explore the fascinating topic of books. Zac Dootson 9M
Posted on: 19 May 2017

Posted on: 19 May 2017

We have all created reviews on the books we have read. Although some of us are very slow readers, we have had a lot of discussions on the books we have read. We have been reading books in the order that we want to read them in. Some books have been getting more praise than others. We have also been fixing our blogs. Our reviews don't tell spoilers but clearly show how we feel about the book. We have also been doing table top twitter, which means that we have to write a short review (like from twitter) on the books we are reading. We are allowed to comment on what other people have said. We have also found out that on the poll we created the Fantasy genre is the most popular. We have changed our poll and are waiting for what you will choose.Yet again, Travis has been complaining that the biscuits and drinks were late.
Posted on: 18 May 2017

Posted on: 18 May 2017

Posted on: 18 May 2017

Posted on: 18 May 2017

After Easter
Zac D - Wolf hollow Jack C - The smell of other people's houses Matthew J - the stars of oktober bend Olympia W - Wolf Hollow Sinead N - Salt to the sea Curtis H - the star of oktober bend Deena H - Salt to the sea Agata S - The smell of other people's houses This is the overall overview of what our group is reading. We have heard many reviews on what people think. Most of us, who have finished, think that the books are really insightful and interesting. They also say that the books are one of the best that they have read. On the other hand, some of the books have been described as boring and uninteresting. Another that has been passed around is slow. Overall, most of our books are favourable. We have also watched a video on the author of Wolf Hollow. This gave us an insightful look on what Lauren Wolk was thinking as she wrote the book.
Posted on: 05 May 2017

Posted on: 04 May 2017

With Easter on its way, we have chosen our books. What would be nice is to actually visit the library and do updates on what the book is like. From Zac Dootson
Posted on: 07 Apr 2017

Year 9 Shadowing Groups
This year we have specifically selected two groups of students to take part in Shadowing. Meeting once a fortnight during one of their English lessons they will discuss, review and blog about the shortlist. Each group will share ownership of the colleges Shadowing site so watch this space for updates from each group.
Posted on: 15 Mar 2017

New Carnegie Reading Group for 2012
This year our Year 9 & 10 students are participating in a Carnegie Challenge. The challenge involves reading as many of the long-list as possible. The student who reads the most will win a book token. The race is on and we have 3 year 9 students neck and neck in the challenge but there is still lots of time left. The challenge ends when the winner of the Carnegie Medal is announced.
Posted on: 14 Mar 2012