I think it’s a shame that our KS4 curriculum is narrow and does little to encourage reading for pleasure. This page gathers resources to support recommending quality recent reads to students, and also using them in class. Other pages in this section will provide themed recommendations in clusters, together with some slides to present these reading recs to students (I use these as register/settling/entry tasks once a week as another way to promote reading for pleasure).
I’ve been posting regular #ReadingTeacher recommendations on Twitter for a while now. These are books which KS4 (mostly) will enjoy, but which also have a curriculum link or some connection to a school-
My blog includes posts on reading in schools, tagged with ‘Reading Teacher’.
Here’s an extract from ‘3 ways to sneak reading for pleasure recommendations into GCSE classes’
Click on the screenshot (left) for the whole tag.
Download a copy of my Summer Reading Suggestions for students. We gave this to KS4 students, but most are also suitable for KS5 or more able KS3s.