Reading at Eye
At Eye CE Primary School, we believe that all children should be actively encouraged to develop a love of reading to lead them onto a path of ‘lifetime reading’. It is a core educational entitlement in our curriculum offer that every child at Eye CE Primary School is exposed to a wide range of texts, experiences and reading opportunities to ensure that the application of reading skills are embedded.
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Talk for Reading
Talk for Reading is a whole-school approach to reading that we use here at Eye. It has been developed by Pie Corbett. Using Talk for Reading at Eye means that we have a clear and logical sequence for teaching reading across the school. The teachers use a 'Reading Comprehension Overview' document that helps them to identify what reading skills should be taught within a unit (alongside revising other reading skills). You can request to see this from Miss Reed if you wish. Most Talk for Reading units last for 2 weeks; occasionally, they last for 1 week (it depends on the length of a half term).
The Talk for Reading approach to reading floats on a sea of reading for pleasure - something we promote and believe we do well here at Eye.
The Talk for Reading process is broken down for you below. This is what our teachers follow when planning a reading unit for our children:
1. Introduction - getting to know the text
In this phase, children access and read a text(s) with basic understanding. Lots of vocabulary work and initial responses are gathered here.
2. Investigation - deepen understanding
In this phase, children can read the text(s) with fluency and expression, understanding at a deeper level. Specific reading skills are taught within this stage. Lots of retrieval questions are used to do with the given text.
3. Independent application
In this phase, children will independently apply comprehension strategies learnt through a 'hot reading' activity. They should be able to apply the comprehension strategies learnt in other contexts too.
At Eye, Talk for Reading is supported with daily phonics/spelling teaching in all year groups, reading for pleasure and reading across the curriculum activities. Teachers model reading to children regularly.