Content Reading with understanding How reading is taught A visit from 6I students Supporting your child at home Resources and ideas via Google drive This presentation will be on the English blog (see AP1 Parents’ blog and newsletter)
Reading with understanding Blobdags like nutto What do the blobdags like? This proves that you do not need to understand every sentence to be able to answer questions on a text Our aim is for students to read with understanding rather than just read
How reading is taught Periods of silent reading One-to-one with the class teacher or teaching assistant Guided Reading sessions Bloom’s Taxonomy and Edward de Bono’s Thinking Hat’s – What are these? ‘Assessment Foci’ – let’s have a look Assessment Tests and Teaching Assessment
Further support Group work – watch a ‘Guided Reading’ lesson Peer readers from AP2 students plus ‘Buddy classes’ Helps children have an overview of a short story so they can appreciate the structure and organisation of a text, e.g. a beginning, a problem, a resolution and an ending.
Support at home Listen to your child read 3 to 5 times a week Students should read out loud for 10-15 minutes How can I help? Encourage your child to read out loud for fluency, without interrupting! Ask your child to retell the story Ask your child questions about the text – refer to ‘reading prompt’ cards Encourage your child to read to a younger child or to imagine that this happening
Video Diaries What if time is an issue? As an alternative, you could encourage your child to keep a video diary of their reading progress.
Reading out loud for fluency Retelling a story Ask your child questions about the text Video diaries could be shared with the teacher
Example of a Video Diary
Destiny BIS Library website (can count as one of their 3 – 5 sessions of reading) Students should know how to log in from their library lessons. Top 10 books and ‘new arrivals’ are generated automatically Lists are popular books as voted for by the students
Finding Destiny from the BIS website Change
Destiny homepage ď ł From here students can add a book review, recommend a book to their friends or use TitlePeek which links to an external website with more information on the book.
Destiny websites Use the ‘websites’ tab to search for child-friendly, reviewed websites
Your reading resources Reading prompts that provide questions that you can ask your child Each colour is linked to the ‘Assessment Foci’ What is Google drive? When and how will I receive my reading resources? A sneak preview? Booklists, activities, expert advice, videos, audio books and magazines, Destiny & Encyclopaedia Britannica
Reading materials What type of materials should my child be reading? High interest Vocabulary that stretches but does not exclude the reader Variety: Internet reports and news e.g. Children’s BBC Instruction manuals Recipe books Newspapers Magazines – outstanding FREE stuff from Scholastic Comics & graphic novels Audio books – please refer to your Google drive folder
Reading and boys A different species? Attention spans & learning styles Graphic novels Books that make the reader a participant Non-fiction
Non-fiction Google search e.g. dinosaurs Search Tools All results Reading Level Basic This removes a huge amount of non-relevant data Forget Wikipedia – now there is something better!
Encyclopaedia Britannica Example Here’s the link Generating passwords: first 2 letters of first name first 2 letters of last name date of birthday e.g. 02 month of birthday e.g. 07 year of birthday e.g. 02
E.g. James Bond, born 18.10.1941 so password is jabo181041
First Language Reading Can one of the reading sessions be in the home language i.e. not English? Yes – especially retelling a story as this encourages reading with understanding - e.g. a news article from their home country.