If your child has a reading book it must be returned and placed in the basket for it to be  changed either on a Monday, Wednesday or Friday. It would be helpful if the book is returned every day to ensure your child has the oppportunity to take part in extra activties and discussions about their book.

 

Reading Journals must also be returned weekly to be marked, preferably on a Monday. It is important that reading journal activities are completed as this is a great way of assessing your understanding of the book.  Remember to read different genres to expand your understanding. 

 

Parents

Useful tips for effective reading at home.

When reading with children, using a range of questions will help their understanding.

Here are some ideas for you to use:

Knowledge
What happened after...?
How many...?
Who was it that...?
Describe...
What happened at...?
Who spoke to...?
Can you tell me who...?
Find the meaning of...?
What is...?
Which is true or false...?

Comprehension
Can you write/describe in your own words...?
What do you think could have happened next...?
Who do you think...?
What was the main idea?
Can you distinguish between...?
What differences exist between...?
Can you provide an example of what you mean by...?
Can you provide a definition for...?

Application
Do you know another instance where...?
Could this have happened in...?
What factors would you change if...?
What questions would you ask of...?
From the information given, develop a set of instructions about...?
Would this information be useful if you had a ..?

Analysis
Which event could not have happened if...?
If... happened, what might the ending have been?
How was this similar to....?
What was the underlying theme of....?
What do you see as other possible outcomes?
Why did...changes occur?
Can you compare your...with that presented in...?
What must have happened when...?
How is...similar to...?
What are some of the problems of...?
Can you distinguish between...?
What was the turning point in the story?
What was the problem with...?
What were some of the motives behind...?

Synthesis
Can you design a...to...?
What is a possible solution to...?
What would happen if...?
If you had access to all resources, how would you deal with...?
How would you devise your own way to...?
How many ways can you...?
Can you create new and unusual uses for...?
Can you develop a proposal which would...?

Evaluation
Is there a better solution to...?
Judge the value of...?
Defend your position about...?
Do you think...is a good or bad thing? Explain.
How would you have handled...?
What changes to...would you recommend? Why?
Do you believe...?
Are you a ...person? Why?
How would you feel if....
How effective are...?