Get Reading Right Teacher Books Sample

Guided Reading with the advanced code Now that your children are learning to decode words containing more difficult graphemephoneme representations you need to introduce them to books that have more than just a word on each page. Children are ready to read phrases and sentences that contain the target grapheme-phoneme representations and camera words. The Get Reading Right Practice Books do just this, and have been carefully written to support the Toolkit lessons. The sentences are graded so that children enjoy early success and then move to more challenging four and five word sentences. Automaticity and fluency The ultimate goal of teaching phonics is for children to become automatic decoders and fluent readers. When you have read each of the sentences in the books a number of times during guided reading sessions: you should encourage children to read with expression to their friends. Fluency comes from repeated oral reading of sentences while being coached by you. Model reading the sentences to children and then have them practise and show you how well they can read. Reading with expression Model to children how you read each of the longer sentences. Think about how successful readers do this; they do some of the following: 9 Rehearse in their mind first to try it out 9 Change the pitch and vary the tone 9 Think how the punctuation gives clues to expression 9 Use a voice like a character 9 Select key words to indicate how the sentence should be read Comprehension The Get Reading Right Practice Books contain graded phrases and sentences which are highly controlled. The books are not written to be stories or complete texts. They have been written so that children experience success and feel that they are able to read and gain meaning from more than single words. They know they are reading because there are no pictures! The main purpose of reading the Practice Books is to apply and practice phonic skills by reading a real book that can be held in little hands! Just because there is no story, doesn’t mean that you can’t ask simple comprehension questions. By simple, we don’t mean just literal comprehension questions. There is no reason why you can’t ask questions that require children to use their background knowledge or even to create visual images from the sentences. © Get Reading Right 2011 144 Guided Reading with the Advanced Code