Reading Partner Prompt Cards to Support Reading and Comprehension
When listening to a pupil read, have these cards on hand to remind you of what to look out for and what questions to ask.
The top section of the cards provides information about the book/reading skills that the pupil is working on. It supports the reading partner to assess progress, prompting them to look out for and encourage the development of key reading behaviours as the pupil reads.
The bottom section focuses on reading comprehension skills (based on Barrett’s and Bloom’s Taxonomy). It supports the reading partner to assess progress, prompting them to look out for key aspects relating to comprehension and providing suggestions for questions to ask when talking about the book with the pupil.
The two sections are independent of each other so can, for example show prompts for a pupil with poor decoding / reading skills but good comprehension skills and vice versa.
They are also handy if a volunteer is reading with pupils or could be sent home to support parents to read with their child.