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Guided Reading

During guided reading lessons the children are taught to understand new vocabulary, as well as infer, predict, explain, retrieve and summarise.  Teachers deliberately teach the three components of fluency: accuracy (reading words correctly), automaticity (reading words automatically) and prosody (reading with the appropriate stress and intonation). This is built into our reading model under the guise of echo and choral reading.  Guided reading lessons offer many opportunities for discussion within the classroom so that the children can share their thoughts and ideas, developing their understanding of the text.  All children will also answer written comprehension questions at least once a week.  There is a guided reading display in each classroom so that it is clear which text the class are currently working on. This can be used as a working wall to record key vocabulary and other key aspects of the unit.

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