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Interview observation ideas - teaching assistant.

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jackjacksmummy Mon 28-Oct-13 12:53:35

Hi all,

I have an interview next week for either a TA or INA position - applied for either.
For the observation part I have to read a book to some year 1 pupils for 15 minutes.

I think I'm expected to ask them questions and interact with them about the story as well although it didn't say on my letter - that's what I had to do last time!

Any ideas for books suitable that will keep their attention and provide lots of time for questions and conversation?

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Mon 28-Oct-13 17:03:00

My son has a Sir Charlie Stinky Socks book and he loved it at that stage. Lots of alliteration and rhyme.

Would that be any good?

jackjacksmummy Mon 28-Oct-13 18:39:04

Thanks for the suggestion - will look it up now smile

I've ordered "Click Clack Moo" which is quite popular but it's literally a 5 minute read and can involve the children but leaves 10 mins for discussion.

But then I know they are only 5/6 and a long book won't hold their attention for long.....so looking for others which may be better than the one I've ordered!

jackjacksmummy Mon 28-Oct-13 18:44:10

Ooo I've just ordered the treasure one after reading the reviews!

Alliwantisaroomsomewhere Tue 29-Oct-13 15:32:01

My DS has Sir CS and the Really Big Adventure. It is lovely! Lots of interesting words, great illustrations and flaps to lift, plus a good little twist in the tale!

I would guess that less is more when it comes to reading a story to 5 or 6 yr olds. Good luck! smile

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