See our Guided Reading process below.
Adult introduces the book.
Children look at the cover and read the blurb.
Is it fiction/ non-fiction? Who is the author? Have you read any similar books before?
Adult introduces today’s domain/s. Show poster and display on the table.
Which reading skill are we using?
Adult shows the children 5/6 words that they will encounter in the text that are new to the children. Adult explains the meaning of these words.
This is not a question and answer session.
Children read these words quickly from flashcards.
Children then read out loud in pairs to each other. Children help each other and work together to read any difficult words.
Expectation read page 1 -30 in 30 minutes. Sentence each? Page each?
Adult listens in, focus on different children.
Children should be reading for AT LEAST 25 minutes (re-read if necessary)
Explain it! - Adult asks children to find specific examples of things in the text they have read. Use question stems in the domain games pack. For every answer a child gives there is an expectation that they back it up with evidence from the text.
KS2- Find and Record! Children record what they find on an IWB or guided reading book.
Play a game from Domain A/B
Adult explains what we will be doing next week i.e. we will be summarising what we have just read.
Domain Game Example
Explain and Record
This game is called -Would I lie to you?
“Good Christian people, I am come hither to die, for according to the law, and by the law I am judged to die, and therefore I will speak nothing against it. I am come hither to accuse no man, nor to speak anything of that, whereof I am accused and condemned to die, but I pray God save the king and send him long to reign over you, for a gentler nor a more merciful prince was there never: and to me he was ever a good, a gentle and sovereign lord. And if any person will meddle of my cause, I require them to judge the best. And thus I take my leave of the world and of you all, and I heartily desire you all to pray for me. O Lord have mercy on me, to God I commend my soul.'
After being blindfolded and kneeling at the block, she repeated several times:
To Jesus Christ I commend my soul; Lord Jesus receive my soul.”
Which statement is false? Why?
Anne had broken the law.
Anne said Henry had shown her mercy.
Anne wants everyone to pray for her.
Anne didn’t know she was about to die.
Anne was a Christian.
Discuss your answers with a partner. How do you know?