Correspondence Between Phonic Reading Schemes

Correspondence Between Phonic Reading Schemes

Commercial decodable reading schemes are matched to letters and sounds phases and also National Curriculum Reading Levels. I hope this resource if of some help with planning appropriate reading material for children based on their level and progression with the alphabetic code. N.B. An updated version was added 8.8.15
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Guided Reading focus questions for groups

Guided Reading focus questions for groups

My groups range from Cyclops(LA - ranging from 2B to 3C) to Dragons (HA - around 4A-4B.) They have 5 20 minute sessions per week and each group does a different activity every day. They use these questions in a couple of the sessions- they’re based on the APP grid reading assessment and help me when I’m assessing levels at the end of each half term.
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Story Telling Leaflet

Story Telling Leaflet

story telling is a powerful way to engage readers/children and encourages them to listen for extended periods of time. This leaflet came about because I am passionate about using a wide range of strategies to keep pupils involved and intersted in listening to stories. keywords: read for pleasure, story telling, reading to children, staff inset CPD
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Teachers TV: A Good Read - Man on the Moon

Teachers TV: A Good Read - Man on the Moon

What is it that 'clicks' when a book really works in the literacy classroom? A demanding Year 2 group is won over by the picture book 'Man on the Moon'. Teacher Kerry Gallagher has used the layers of meaning and knowing that are hidden in the text and pictures to give her class a sense of secret belonging and ownership of the story and characters. Guardian children's book reviewer and CLPE co-director Julia Eccleshare argues for the role of picture books in early literacy work, and author Simon Bartram shares some of his working methods with the class. There are no 'literacy stars' here; achievement is still very mixed, but the whole class has a new and happier relationship to books. Teachers are encouraged to trust their own judgement when choosing texts and to remember that literacy goes beyond narrow measures of reading and writing performance.
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Teachers TV: Guided Reading: Making it Active

Teachers TV: Guided Reading: Making it Active

Good Practice looks at two different guided reading sessions in EYFS and Key Stage 1 literacy sessions. These lively innovative Guided Reading sessions involve revisiting two well-loved texts. At Gade Valley Primary, Herts, reception teacher Jenny Berry begins by encouraging the children to look at the book cover. She then reads a lively story about a frog who meets a wide range of animals. The children are helped to sequence this familiar story, joining in at key points using speech bubble prompts and relevant puppets. These puppets are then placed around the school garden and pupils are expected to retell the story sequentially at each puppet station. At Princess May School in Hackney Class 2 teacher Joy George is re-introducing her guided reading group to Little Red Riding Hood. Having focused on the plot sequencing, she moves the children onto matching physical attributes to the right story characters. They then look at punctuation and the decoding tricky words. Finally Joy gives a tip about the ideal size of a guided reading group.
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Teachers TV: Lesson Starters: Primary Writing Starters - Double Act

Teachers TV: Lesson Starters: Primary Writing Starters - Double Act

This is an extract from the award-winning dramatisation of Jacqueline Wilson’s much loved book Double Act. It depicts the first week at a new school for twins Ruby & Garnet. There are plenty of writing opportunities for KS2 children to create their own school stories or versions of the twins’ experiences. Role play and hot-seating based on the extract could also be used to prompt writing about the twins’ feelings about their change of circumstances. The background is that Ruby and Garnet have moved to the country with Dad and his new girlfriend Rose. Homesick and hating the new family set up, they hit on the bright idea of behaving so badly at school that they’ll be expelled and sent back to live with their Gran. Needless to say things don’t quite go according to plan and the twins have to face the consequences.
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Teachers TV: Anthony Browne

Teachers TV: Anthony Browne

Children’s Laureate, Anthony Browne visits a Year 5 Class at Kentish Town C of E Primary School and talks about what inspires him to write and illustrate children’s books. He answers questions such as ‘where do your ideas come from? How long does it take you to draw one picture? And where do you illustrate/write your books?’ We visit Browne’s studio where he reveals his inspiration and working methods - from the initial dummy and drawings to final illustrations combined with the text. He explains how finding his father’s old dressing gown one day sparked his memories of his father and inspiring him to use it in the book ‘My Dad’. He reads extracts from My Dad, Gorilla, Voices in the Park, The Tunnel, Changes and Willy the Wimp. The film allows teachers and pupils to explore Browne’s witty world and its blend of surreal with the everyday. For Browne the visual or hidden clues in his illustrations are key to his books - ‘images which tell us part of the story that the words don’t tell us’.
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Teachers TV: Guided Reading: Fiction and Non-fiction

Teachers TV: Guided Reading: Fiction and Non-fiction

Comparing two KS2 guided reading groups with unique needs. We explore two very different KS2 Guided Reading Groups: Princess May Primary in East London, an inner city school whose pupils have English as an additional Language and Gade Valley School, Herts, which has a more homogenous rural intake. Both sets require creative and energetic teaching to help their children reach their full potential in reading. The techniques employed to capture pupils interest are relevant to KS1 and KS2 readers of all ability ranges. Princess May Primary Headteacher Stephen Spooner is fortunate in having a Spanish Year 5 teacher, Giovanna Ionta, leading the guided reading with a mainly Spanish Speaking group, some of whom still struggle with complex English words. At Gade Valley School we follow the progress of a mixed average and below average group of Class 4 readers. The guided reading session is based on the non fiction topic of friction. Adding guided reading to the school’s APP has significantly lifted standards in reading throughout the school.
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Teachers TV: Talk to Write 2 - Hear, Map, Step, Speak

Teachers TV: Talk to Write 2 - Hear, Map, Step, Speak

Improving writing skills for KS1 and KS2 using storytelling. Recently the Oxford Story telling Museum has devised story telling hopscotch for Pegasus Primary set in a highly deprived part of Oxford. 7 different fairy tales have been stencilled sequentially onto flagstones. Pupils are now encouraged to step onto the squares and relate the relevant part of the fairy tale. Headteacher Gill Hudson believes not only is it hugely popular but it has helped to raise standards in creative writing significantly. Both Class 4 and Class 2 step through key parts of well known fairy stories as part of the school’s commitment to the Talk to Write initiative launched in 2008. Judy Clark the Talk Advisor from the National Literacy Trust explains the importance of talking prior to writing and provides some tips on effective ways of raising pupil attainment in writing at primary level Following Class 2 storytelling hopscotch, we see teacher Nannette Stormont encouraging her pupils to write, in pairs, their own version of a favourite fairy tale.
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