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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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Created: Nov 17, 2010

Updated: May 10, 2018

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