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On Saturday, I was lucky enough to present my ideas about Whole Class Reading to a lovely, enthusiastic bunch of teachers and leaders at Reading Rocks. I have blogged before here about my move to Whole Class Reading and why I am such an advocate of this approach over the traditional carousel model.
When I discuss this approach, quite often, I get asked these two questions:
- How do you support lower ability readers?
- What sorts of activities do you do in your whole class sessions without it just being comprehension sheets?
I set out my thoughts on the first question here.
In response to the second question, I always ensure I try to have a range of activities which really embed our DERIC skills, sometimes comprehension questions but quite often a range of other activities.
When we give children comprehension questions, we group them into categories of questions to…
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