Category: reading

Useful Links

We support our learners developing the habits and behaviours of readers. One important aspect of this is regular visits to your local library. Hertfordshire Libraries www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/services/libraries-and-archives/libraries-and-archives.aspx This site offers a huge catalogue of text extracts which are free to access. This allows you to sample the openings of books as well as offering recommendations for …

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Home Reading

Reading Journals Reading Journals play an important role in reading at Leavesden Green as it offers a space for our learners to share and celebrate their reading. In this book they can share extracts from their reading e.g. recipes, fact files, maps and complete activities linked to their current reading. Each half term a ‘Bingo …

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Phonics

Phonics is a way of teaching children how to read and write. It helps children hear, identify and use different sounds that distinguish one word from another in the English language. We teach phonics through a synthetic systematic approaching, meaning that we introduce our learners to sounds in a planned progression format. We deliver daily …

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Whole Class Reading

We approach the teaching of reading through Whole Class Reading. Through these sessions learners experience a range of text extracts to develop their breadth of reading. This consists of 3 sessions explained below: Session 1 – Text Familiarisation and Vocabulary Exploration Reading a text extract together as class to develop ‘book talk’ and reading behaviours. …

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Spaces to Read

The value we instill in reading is reflected in the spaces we create for reading. Both the Nook and Snug library offer a range of high quality books covering fiction and nonfiction. As well as offering comfortable and engaging spaces to read, the libraries also offer learners the opportunity to borrow books to read at …

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