I was on a Ruth Miskin course a few weeks ago to look at her intervention programmes (anyone used 'fresh start' as an extra thought? I'm not convinced at the mo) but one of the things she mentioned that I have been mulling over is the 'canon of texts.' I know this could be a bit Gove-ish so I don't want to start a political debate, I would just be interested if anyone already has core texts that are repeated over the course of the year or some core texts that are read in each year? Moving into Year 6 for the first time, I have just been looking at some of the books I want us to enjoy as classreaders during the year but there are some members of staff that either read one book over and over each year or dont read to there class often enough, if at all (I know!) As English coordinator, one thing I was thinking of doing was giving each year group (we are a junior school) a list of books I would like them to read over the course of the year, making sure they are exposed to a range of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, picture books etc. Has anyone done anything like this at their own school? So far, Year 6 was thinking Holes/Boy in the Girls Bathroom, 5 children and it, the listeners, kensukes kingdom/private peaceful, old possums book of practical cats perhaps?, the red tree? I'd appreciate any advice on texts to use or if you have apporached something similar in your school, how you went about it. Thanks!