‘Going for Gold’ Reading Challenges!
Repeated Reads and Talk Through Stories
In Reception, Year 1, Year 2 & Year 3, each class has a ‘super selection’. These are high-quality texts that have been carefully chosen as repeated texts. These books are displayed on separate shelving within the classroom and children will read them again and again throughout the year. We love our Repeated Reads!
Talk Through Stories is a teaching strategy we use at Bowling Green Academy to extend and deepen children’s comprehension and vocabulary in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2.
In Story week, we help children to get to know the story well: the plot, the characters, and their actions and motives.
In Vocabulary week, we focus on eight words from the story. These are words that children are unlikely to hear in everyday conversation but are likely to come across in stories. For example, in I’m In Charge by Jeanne Willis, we chose bellowed, startled, barged, sneaked, grinned, dreadful, stomped, refused.
Children’s understanding of each word is then developed in the context of their everyday lives.
Our parents/ carers often ask us to recommend books to read at home. The below posters are suggestions for each year group across different text genres.