Primary School

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Guided Reading (What is guided reading? See the information below the activities.)

In class this term we have been reading Room 13 by Robert Swindells because the Foxes wanted a scary story. They are enjoying it so much, and desperately want to read more, that it would be a shame not to finish it before we forget what happened at the beginning of the story.


I will find a way to share the chapters that we have not yet read, but you may want to order a copy or download a kindle version so I have included a link:-


What is Guided Reading?

Guided reading is an opportunity for children to read a text in a supported way. They read on their own, in pairs, as a group or a whole class.


At Sellindge we use a system called Reciprocal Reading where the children take on roles to think about different aspectsof the text. These are: the clarifier who makes sure that the text is understood including new vocabulary; the predictor who encourages thoughts about what will happen; the summariser who sums up what has happened in the section or chapter and makes links to things that have happened in previous chapters and the questioner who raises all sort of questions about what has been read.

The children are familiar with these roles. Sometimes the children concentrate on one role but sometimes they do more e.g. predicting at the beginning and summarising at the end.