Monday, 1 June 2015

Helping Hands

There is a noticeable increase in the number of children who are trying to work more independently on their reading activities.  Activities that the children had worked on the previous day are checked and help given if needed so that these can be completed as part of the reading rotation.  Often I will hear discussions justifying what an answer is to a question or they will read out loud the sequencing sentences to see if they sound correct.  It is great to see them trying to help each other by discussing answers.

Listening to words at their level and writing them out are helping some children gain more high frequency words.  Another favourite part of the reading rotation is listening to stories that we have read as a class and re reading them.  We are beginning to hear some of their favourite phrases coming out in conversations.