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Reading Support for Parents

 

    

Reading the picture

Say sentences beginning with I can see… / I can hear… / I wonder...

 Sentence tennis

Take turns adding to the sentence to make it longer.

Thought-tracking

Speak aloud what a character in a story might be feeling or thinking.

Magic microphone

Interview a character using a toy/ imaginary microphone.

Hot-seating

Put the character on the ‘hot-seat’ and ask him/her questions.

Role on the wall

Draw an outline of a character; write what you know round the outside and feelings on the inside.

Blankety Blank (rhyming books)

Read sentences from the book but replace a word with ‘blank’ then try to guess the correct word.

Dialogue

Take a character each and read aloud only what they say using different tone, expression and volume.

Opinion line

Stop at a critical moment in a story and discuss what a character might do next.

Choose a page (any page)

Ask your partner to choose a page number or say stop as you flick through the book then read and discuss that page.      

Peter Kennedy - Drama in Education

 

 

Here are some reading resources to access at home: ENJOY!

  

(Free e-books) - Go to Collins Connect and click on the Teacher portal and enter:

Username: parents@harpercollins.co.uk

Password: Parents20!

 

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/have-some-fun/storybooks-and-games/

(FS/KS1)

 

https://www.worldofdavidwalliams.com/elevenses

(KS2 audio books)

  https://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/for-home/find-a-book/library-page

 https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

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Reading Links

Reading Strategies for Parents to Use at Home

An Effective Guided Reading Session

Pronouncing Phonemes Accurately

Literacy Introduction

Literacy Milestones

Parent Leaflet Grammar

Phonics Workshop Presentation