We teach reading as a class through excerpts and whole texts.
Pupils will have a copy of the class text which will be kept in school for the purpose of our reading lessons. The reading lesson is split into two element.
During daily story time, the teacher will read the class book; children may read along with their own copy if they so wish.
During reading lessons, the teacher will direct children to explore one passage of the class book in more detail, forensically analysing the sentence construction and story conventions. In this teaching, we echo the format established in KS1.
Session 1 - Vocabulary
- Teacher will model how to read each word, focusing upon definitions of unfamiliar vocabulary. Children will learn how to look for contextual clues, find root words/prefixes/suffixes and how to bring their own understanding to bear in deciphering vocabulary.
- Pupils will read a selected passage to see how unfamiliar vocabulary works in context.
Session 2 - Prosody
- Teacher will model how to use expression, dynamics and punctuation to bring the text to life. Teacher will model how to read smoothly and at an appropriate pace to build reading fluency.
- Pupils will follow the teacher's model. They learn how punctuation is used to guide the reader. They will learn that different punctuation is used to indicate different things and understand that punctuation separates clauses to make the story easier for the reader to follow.
Session 3 - Oracy
- Teacher will model how to use full sentences and evidence from the text, to orally compose answers to comprehension questions.
- Pupils will follow the teacher's model. They learn that book talk is an important aspect of reading, particularly in formulating opinions and challenging the views of others.
Session 4 - Comprehension
- Teacher will model how to compose written responses to comprehension questions
- Pupils will follow the teacher's model. They will learn how to provide answers in full sentences, using words from the question in their written answer. They will also learn that different types of questions require different styles of written answers.
Session 5 - Book Club
- Teacher will pose open-ended questions to encourage pupils to think about the texts that they choose to read.
- Pupils will use taught oracy skills to discuss texts that they have read and that they would like to read, giving reasons for their choice.