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Sunday, 23 August Whole-Class Reading FAQs Recently, my school has moved away from carousel "guided reading" lessons and we have been teaching reading skills in whole-class lessons. It has been an interesting process and we are still adapting and tweaking to improve; it is by no means a perfect solution. Here, I will try and answer some of the most common questions.

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I've blogged a huge amount about our rationale, reasons and resources so thought it was time to collate these blog posts together so they are easy to navigate. All links should open in a new tab. Our Solution to the Problems with Carousel Guided Reading - It all started with Rhoda suggesting that we try something different because it seemed children were making progress despite the teaching of reading, not because of it.

This includes logos, display materials, planning formats, assessment sheets and sticker templates. All resources are free to download from a Google Drive folder no account required. This post has a complete plan with resources and a commentary of its use, as well as other examples.

We call them RICs. This post shows how to write them, what they look like and an example based on a video stimulus.

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Examples - Here are over 40 examples of RIC lessons starters from various teachers. They are available to view and download. Teaching Reading in KS1 with some whole-class sessions - Some KS1 colleagues have written about how they teach reading including phonics and how they use RIC in whole-class lessions.

Assessing Reading in the New Curriculum - As we came to the end of the year, we looked at assessing children in reading and making judgements about their progress.

Objective sheets view and download in the blog post helped us to make these decisions.

reading and writing activities eyfs

I am collating and answering them here. We have bought 3 half-class sets of books we read throughout the year but we make good use of many free texts. This post provides links to some examples and advice about finding texts online. Whole Class Reading - A New Method - Inwe trialled a new approach to reading lessons, more focused on vocabulary and understanding.

This post details the method and includes sample plans and lesson slides.These materials are split into each of the 17 early learning goals (ELGs) of the early years foundation stage (EYFS) include a variety of different types of evidence of children’s.

This site provides educational ICT activites linked to the English Primary Strategy.


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This handy proforma is a great way to evidence photo observations of children in your EYFS setting! It is editable so you can either upload the photo straight to the table and type into it, or print it .

A set of lovely templates, great for supporting indepent writing activities on a variety of diffierent topics.

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