This video shows me reading excerpts from Roald Dahl's 'The Twits' to my Reading class. You will see the enthusiasm the students have for this book now that we are a few chapters in, as well as the deliberate pauses I make and questions I ask, to support their thinking and prepare them for their follow up task.
Further down this page, is a quick 3 minute video, of my Cats reading group, discussing how we went with the EE, and what predictions we have made for the next part of the story.
I really enjoy sharing my love of reading with my class and at times the traditional reading group setting doesn't allow for this. Being able to dive deeply into a text and go on a journey with the characters, is something the children I teach don't get to do nearly often enough.
I am fortunate to take a class of very capable readers. The activities that I have designed are intended for my class of Purple - Emerald ability readers. It is nice as a Year 2 teacher, to be able to move away from emphasising decoding skills, and focus more fully on comprehending a text, as well as the simple pleasure of actually enjoying what we are reading!