Reading

Context first: this is a mixed age Y5/Y6 class. I tried whole class reading instead of a guided reading carousel last year after a bit of a dip in the KS2 reading last year. And it worked, our children were more confident with the SATS questions, and they talk withContinue Reading

  I wanted to find a way that I could really start to connect our pupils with the world around them. Schools in London have a wealth of geographical experience in their classrooms and I thought a great way to harness that would be Skype…  Our skype adventure began withContinue Reading

Many teachers have been using iPads to develop reading in the classroom. This post looks at how they can be integrated into guided reading, however the apps we recommend are versatile enough to be used across many teaching reading contexts. For grouped reading: Ideally the teacher and the iPads wouldContinue Reading

Guided Reading is one way that many schools teach reading skills in Key Stage 2. (Year 3 onwards). Guided reading follows some basic principles; put the children in similar levelled groups to complete reading tasks. The groups follow a timetable, and each day one group is with the teacher, whilstContinue Reading