Learning to Read: Sam Goes to School, level 7

My name is Mrs Symons and I am a reading Recovery Teacher who leads Reading across the Cabot Learning Federation. These sessions are perfect for children who are learning to read, working their way up through the colour book bands at school. I will post a new session every day and each week we will move up to the next book level.

The reading lesson in the video below is based on a yellow level 7 book, when listening to a child read at this level, it is useful to note the following:

  • Sometimes, talk about how your current book is the same \ different from the other books you have read together
  • Give them a bit more time to sort out tricky bits and sometimes ask them how they did it

Help them to do the  following more and more by themselves :

· Follow words with their eyes, using fingers only for tricky bits

· Notice full stops and begin to use them to read with     expression and rhythm

· Check that what they read makes sense ( “did that make sense ?”)

· Cross-check what they read with what sounds right (“do we say it like that ?”)

· Use words they know to get to new words e.g. look  →  took (“do you know a word like that ?”)

· Predict more often what will come next

Welcome to our next session, we are currently looking at level 7 books: