The Teaching of Reading at FCCE

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We dedicate specific time to the teaching of reading skills each day. Below are some of the strategies used to improve your child’s reading ability:

1:1 Individual Reading- Most children in our school will be heard read (either by a teacher, teaching assistant or parent volunteer) at least once a week. When reading on a 1:1 basis, the pupil will be asked to read their reading books as well as practise any key words or blending words they may have. The adult will ask them questions based on the text they have read and write any useful comments in their reading record.

Guided Reading- Every child will take place in a guided reading session each week. They will read as part of a group (usually 4-6 children) and will then be asked questions to test their comprehension and understanding of the text. They are often described as a ‘mini book club’ and are used to gather evidence to assess your child’s reading skills.

Reading Schemes- We use a variety of reading schemes across the school. They include Oxford Reading Tree, Read/Write Inc., Pearson Phonic Bug, Rigby Star and Pearson Bugclub.

Reading Colours matched with Age Related Expectations sept 2014