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Motivating readersMotivating readers Reading in schoolReading in school Reading at homeReading at home Comprehension skillsComprehension skills
The book holds the key… Books you liked as a child – build the excitement…e.g. Robot Doesn’t always follow that they’ll like what you like! Novelty books Kick! Pop up books Holograms Lego books Rhyming books – Dr Seuss
Motivating children Research – find out about different authors Visit the library or book shop Listen to stories on tape/CD’s
Share books and other forms of print
Motivating children If your child has a particular interest, you could visit the IBIS- the owner can always recommend a good read Sharing picture books
Sharing quality texts
Listening to stories
Encourage your child to discuss the books that they bring home Encourage your child to discuss favourite authors and compare authors
Praise your child for reading longer books Ask your child for his/her opinion of the book
Play “Boggle” or other word games Practise “tricky” words and sounds as often as possible
Helping children learn to read
Early Reading Skills In order to become good readers, children need to: - be read stories - share books - predict story from pictures - learn that reading in English is from left to write - know the letter sounds (phonics)
How do children learn to read? Pupils become successful readers by learning to use a range of strategies to get at the meaning of a text Recognising and understanding the words on the page is no guarantee that the text will be understood.
Letters and Sounds 10 – 15 minute daily session Children grouped according to ability Recognising sounds Reading tricky words on sight Blending for reading Segmenting for spelling Applying skills – reading or writing a sentence
Using the new books to support work in letters and sounds.
Pearson's Bug Club
Strategies for Reading Sound out the word Use pictures Miss the word, read to the end of the sentence, go back and think what would make sense Check reading makes sense The lion was laying in the sun.
It is well recognised that children vary in the ease with which they can decode. They also vary in their listening comprehension, and consequently in their reading comprehension. An effective reader has good word reading and good listening comprehension skills, as shown in the upper right quadrant of the figure below. Poor reading comprehension can occur with or without poor word reading, as shown in both lower quadrants of the figure (see Nation, 2005).
Comprehension Children need to have a good understanding of what they have read. Ask questions about the text Find evidence in the text Discuss likes/dislikes Predict what might happen next
Blooms Taxonomy Dr Bloom identified that people learn and operate with multiple levels of thinking
Knowledge Recall questions Where does the story take place? When did the story take place? What did s/he/it look like? Who was s/he/it? Where did s/he/it live? Who are the characters in the book? Where in the book would you find…?
Comprehension Simple comprehension questions What do you think is happening here? What happened in the story? What might this mean? Through whose eyes is the story told? Which part of the story best describes the setting? What words and/or phrases do this? What part of the story do you like best?
New books Oxford Reading Tree
The Pearson range have additional information about the author, or tips on reading the book or ways to find out more about the topic.
CategoryBloom’s Taxonomy: Thinking Process cues 1. Knowledge (remembering and retaining) Say what you know, what you remember. Key question and instruction stems: Describe…, Repeat…, Define…, Identify…, Tell who…, When…, Which…, Where…, What…. Example : Whose porridge was too sweet? 2. Comprehension (interpreting and understanding) Describe in your own words; tell how you feel about it. Key question and instruction stems: Say what it means…, Explain…, Compare…, Relate… Example: Why did Goldilocks like little Bear’s bed best? 3. Application (making use of) How you can use it and where it leads you. Key question and instruction stems: Apply what you know…, Use… to solve problems, Demonstrate how you could…. How/What would… Example: What would have happened if Goldilocks had come to your house? 4. Analysis (taking apart) The parts, the order, the reasons why. Key question and instruction stems: What were the causes/ problems/effects/ consequences/solutions…, Which parts Example: Which parts could/could not be true? 5. Synthesis (putting together) How it might be different. Key question and instruction stems: How else…, What if…, Suppose…, Develop, Improve…, Create in your own way… Example: Can you think of a different ending? 6. Evaluation (judging and assessing) How you would judge it. Key question and instruction stems: Does it succeed…? Will it work…? What would you prefer…? Why would you think…? Example: What did you think of the story? Was Goldilocks good or bad? Why?
Question- examples (hand-out)
A finishing thought…
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