Teaching Early Reading
We strive to teach the children the key skills to be able to read, as well as a passion and love for books and reading. We provide an environment conducive to this by ensuring children are exposed to a rich variety of texts, opportunities to share and enjoy books and the role models they need to experience why reading is so great!
Guided Reading is a dedicated, accurately planned session during which children are taught the skills to become confident, independent and motivated readers. Skills we teach include; application of phonics to decode words, self-correction, self-monitoring, omission to work out unknown words, reading for meaning and inference.
We have collated some tips and suggestions to help parents' effectively support their children when reading at home. Use the information below to understand the key skills and strategies we use with children to enable them to become independent and confident readers.
Reading with your child at home
At school your child will choose a book of their choice, from the coloured book band they are on, based on their reading level. You can support your child by reading with them for 5 minutes every day and making a note in their reading record, to communicate with your child's class teacher. Below are the key skills for each book band, that you can use when reading with your child at home.
Discussing books with your child at home
Alongside supporting your child with their word reading, it is also important for children to develop their comprehension skills. You can do this by talking about the text and encouraging your child to ask and answer questions. Below are some examples of questions that could prompt discussion with you child.
Some useful documents and links
Visit https://home.oxfordowl.co.uk/ to find many more books to read with your child at home. You can select a book based on your child's book band or browse together and choose a book the like. Each class has login details to Oxford Owl, if you are unsure of you child's log in details please ask your child's class teacher.