We hear children read in many ways. We hear them individually, in shared reading and in groups but we teach reading through Guided Reading sessions. This strategy involves children of the same ability being placed in groups and taught different objectives. It promotes dialogue-based learning with teacher and children and allows for focused activities based on decoding and comprehension. Children throughout the school are working in guided reading groups.
During guided reading activities pupils explore and discover a range of fiction and non-fiction texts. It is hoped that regular guided reading sessions will allow the children to develop higher order reading skills which they can then apply in their independent reading. The sessions allow the pupils to explore and enjoy books in greater depth.
"In the past, teachers spent a great deal of time hearing pupils read individually. Some still do and there are major benefits for some pupils, particularly those whose reading skills are below the expected level. However, over recent years, the benefits of shared and guided reading approaches have been recognised as more effective ways to model and teach the reading process for the majority of pupils. Shared and guided reading are important elements of the active and specific teaching of reading that should be present in all classrooms. These strategies are relevant to readers of all stages and abilities and should form part of every teacher’s repertoire of teaching approaches. " ESTYN, September 2011
More able readers: The following book lists have been supplied by pupils and parents/carers.
The list below has been suggested as 'good reads' for boys!
Jack Stalwart Autor Elizabeth Singer-Hunt (13 books)
The Dinosaur Cove Series Author Rex Stone
The Bare Bum Gang Series Author Anthony McGowan
Switch Series Author Ali Sparkes
Oli and Skipjacks Tales of Trouble by Ceci Jenkins
Wil Solvit Author Zed Storm
Super Powers Author Alex Cliff
Wild rescue Author J. Burchett and S. Vogler
Gargoylz Author Burchett and Vogler
Football Academy Author Tom Palmer
Rangers Apprentice Author John Flanagan
Brother Bond by John Flanagan
Young Samurai Author Chris Bradford
The following list was suggested as 'good reads' for girls!
All by Author Holly Webb
Lost in the Snow
Alfie All Alone
Lost in the Storm
Sam the Stolen Puppy
Max the Missing Puppy
Timmy in Trouble
The Secret Puppy
The Lost Puppy
Harry the Homeless Puppy
Alone in the Night
Oscar's Lonely Christmas
Smudge the Stolen Kitten
The Frightened Kitten
The Magical Adventure Series:
Thank you to the children and parents for contributing these book lists.