These whole class reading sessions aim to develop children’s comprehension skills when reading a range of texts related to Buddhsim.
The three sessions include everything needed for whole class reading sessions on:
-The Story of the Buddha;
-Buddhist Monks and Worship (non-fiction text);
-Buddhist Stories of Anger and Patience.
The extracts/ texts needed for each session are included, in addition to a colourful, step-by-step PowerPoint presentation to guide you through each session.
Each session contains a series of activities aiming to develop children’s retrieval, explanation, inference, prediction and summarising skills. There is also a vocabulary check immediately after each extract is read to clarify any unfamiliar/ difficult language.
The tasks are comprised of quick-check questions, solo thinking, pair/ group discussions and deeper thinking activities.
The sessions are best suited for children in KS2, although with minor adaptations they could feasibly be used with slightly younger and older year groups.