Tuning in

It is important to convey the 'what' and 'why' we are learning to kids and set expectations for what you expect to see at the end of each lesson

Student reflection tools

Great for finishing up a session and focussing on the learning that has taken place. Students need to discuss thier learning, rather than just 'share' completed work. Also great to work with staff.

Reading Strategies

Knowing your instructional focus is important. Use these descriptors to help clarify your thinking and explanations.

Guided Reading

Guided reading allows student's thinking to be challenged according to their ability level in a 'safe space'. These documents will support your understanding of the process as well as provide some proformas you may wish to use.

Student Conferencing

Student conferencing is an essential practice which allows the teacher to determine the student's reading strengths and set achievable goals with the child for future reading.

Independent Reading

In independent reading, students apply the skills and strategies they have learnt to their own reading. The teacher monitors and assesses student progress through conferencing one on one with the student.

Shared Reading

Shared reading is whole class teaching in a supportive environment, using enlarged print and high quality text. Teachers select text well suited to strategic instruction.Students and teachers share the task of reading a text which might otherwise prove too challenging.

Reciprical Reading

Reciprical Reading should NOT be instead of guided reading. In guided reading, the teacher still supports student thinking by guiding the questionning and providing the scaffolding necessary for students to apply reading strategies. Reciprical reading is one way students can practise thinking about their reading and begin applying some of the reading strategies independently. It should be used in addition to guided reading (as an independent activity).

Gradual Release Of Responsibility model for Reading