The Teaching of Reading at Meynell
At Meynell we teach reading through a daily whole-class reading session called Book Study. Each session allows children to access an age appropriate text in which they can take part in discussions and higher level reading skills such as inference. We also make time in the timetable for 1:1 reading and reading for pleasure.
Each book study session starts with a language acquisition activity where vocabulary from the up and coming chapters are discussed. Children answer questions/apply their knowledge in different contexts to strengthen their language acquisition and to increase their vocabulary.
Promoting a love of reading
We love to celebrate books and reading in school through our displays and reading corners! Children are able to make use of reading corners to curl up with a book during reading sessions or during other parts of the day.
Classes also have a timetabled slot each week to visit our school library. The library has a range of fiction and non-fiction books available and is also open break times and lunchtimes for children to read for pleasure. We also hold a special ‘library club’ session for children to hear a story being shared by an adult.
‘Chatterbooks’ is an after school club currently running to further promote the love of reading. Members of Chatterbooks get to share their thoughts and feelings on the weekly book as well as take part in fun activities based around the book.