' There are three rules for writing the novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. ' - W. Somerset Maugham (1874 - 1965)
With the depth of choice available for young readers it is sometimes difficult to choose a title suitable for children of a certain age to read.
We would like children to be engaged by the text and entertained and informed by illustrations, yet given a degree of education in the process.
Reading Materials Spring 2006
In this section you will find electronic versions of the materials given out on the Spring ’06 reading courses, plus a few additional
Please feel free to cut and paste and adapt them however you like to make them right for you and your school.
Available in this section are:
- the reading levels and sub-levels with key features of each;
- a full set of question stems and prompts for each AF (in list form);
- question stems in fan form;
- suggested format for half-termly guided reading record sheet (a blank plus an example made up for Level 3C);
- reading perceptions survey (please bear in mind that these questions were assembled for a particular cross-phase KS2/3 reading project. They may not be appropriate for all schools and situations);
- and ‘I can’ statements of some of the AFs (can be put onto the appropriate coloured card and used as posters).
We hope you find the resources useful and manageable - if you have time to let us know how you get on we’d love to hear from you.
Response to Subject Leader requests.
Guidance on monitoring.
Manageable ideas for the 'other groups' in guided reading.
Helping children who struggle with reading.
For more information about the resources available here and their intended use please contact:
Jane Dixon, Teaching and Learning Consultant, Primary Literacy (Subject Leader)
Tel: (01482) 392480
Mandy Gravil, Improvement Officer (Primary)
Tel: (01482) 392488
Lynsey Rust, Education Welfare Officer
Tel: (01482) 392156
Jill Stubbs, Improvement Officer (Primary)
Tel: (01482) 392482