reading books

(7 Posts)
ROSY2016 Tue 20-Sep-16 20:24:04

My dd has started year 1. in their school they started to send reading books everyday, which was in reception once a week. my dd said she didn't read the books with teacher or teaching assistant yet. By looking reading record comments they are sending book according to parents comments. she was in the same level as in reception. My concern is if they don't read with teacher or TA ,how could be there level and knowledge assessed?

catkind Tue 20-Sep-16 20:55:51

They don't always write in reading records when they hear them read/assess in school. Two of the three teachers DS has had never wrote in reading diaries. I think you're saying they change books as often as parent says it's been read? That's quite good I think. There will be loads of books at the same level, they won't need to move up till the teacher feels they're ready. Teachers at DS' school would hear them in guided reading groups every week, individually maybe once a term for stronger readers, but every week for those that needed it more.

ROSY2016 Tue 20-Sep-16 21:34:04

Thank you catkind. She is a stronger reader and she said teacher reads with some of the children. my worry is she might miss out phonics reading knowledge, if she doesn't read with teacher, as they send only 2 oxford tree phonics books every day, when they are finished. what is guided reading group?

catkind Tue 20-Sep-16 22:13:01

If there are a lot of words coming up in her books that she can't decode, then maybe have a chat with the teacher? But as long as she can read her books, I don't think you have anything to worry about. They will definitely be having phonics lessons in class still. Maybe they will eventually do something like guided reading too if they're not hearing her individually so often - that's where a small group of children read with the teacher, usually taking turns to read a page. And phonics will come up in reading and writing they do as part of other class work.

Muddlingalongalone Tue 20-Sep-16 22:19:26

It's still early in the term. My DD1 is yr1 and we've been told that the children will be responsible for changing their own books if they need/want them more than 1 x week.
She's read 1:1 to ta X2 this term I think to assess groups & they are only starting their phonics groups/guided reading later this week.

shouldwestayorshouldwego Tue 20-Sep-16 22:31:14

You are teaching your child to read, the teachers don't have time. When your child is confident reading the book put in comments like 'minirosy read both books fluently in five minutes so we read rainbow fairies/ charlie and chocolate factory/ encyclopedia/ cereal packet'. 'Minirosy read her books in 1 minute so we read War and Peace' etc. If you put in the record that you think it is too easy then they will listen to her and move her up. There probably will be a volunteer in or TA/ teacher but if she is a fairly strong reader then they might spend more time with other dc.

BackwardElephants Tue 20-Sep-16 22:42:07

Don't assume reading with the ta means an assessment. My son was a higher reader and he only read to a teacher once a term-ish. However he was assessed during guided reading and regularly went up.
My dd on the other hand reads to a TA every day as she is struggling. They put her up a level and she can hardly read every second word now. Rather than realising there is a problem they write things like she is not concentrating :/

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