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Year one guided reading and individual reading

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NotAsTired Fri 20-Sep-13 20:51:32

Apologies for yet another thread about reading but...

How many times a week do your DC read at school with the teacher/TA?

Does your DC have guided reading? If they do, I would assume once with teacher and once with TA?

And what about with books they take home (eg ORT)? How many times a week do the teachers read with them?

RunningOutOfIdeas Fri 20-Sep-13 20:56:11

DD reads at least once each week with her teacher. She might also get a session with a parent helper. Each week she has a guided reading session in a small group. At the moment she is getting 1 or 2 books each week. She could ask to change them more often but doesn't want to.

simpson Fri 20-Sep-13 20:57:32

DD is in yr1 and does guided reading (stage 7) with the teacher every Monday.

She has read once 121 with her teacher, but I would not expect it again this half term!

She brings home a mixture of books from ORT 7-9 and treetops 10. Quite frankly she could have read these last year (the book she came home with today she has already read in Feb of reception). She is allowed to choose a book of her choice too and came home with a poetry book today. We get the school books out of the way ASAP so that she can read what she wants to.

Periwinkle007 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:14:04

so far no guided reading

the class newsletter said they would be listened to reading 3 times a week with either TA or teacher but my daughter has been told she no longer needs to read to them because her reading is so good. I don't know if they mean she won't be listened to at all, or if it will be once a week rather than 3 times a week or once a fortnight or what (it was only this week she was told). I would assume because of her age it will actually just be less but not non existent, especially as whilst she is past level 11 there are still a couple of book levels in the classroom she hasn't finished yet.

She chooses her own book from the level the teacher tells her to up to 3 times a week. so if she has read the book or isn't keen on it then she can change it for another, if book isn't finished then she can keep it I assume until the next time or something, not sure, we haven't had that happen yet but now books are chapter books it will happen at some point.

They are asked to read at home for 20 minutes a day.

Cat98 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:16:59

I have no idea!
I know ds has read to the teacher once and ta once since term started, but that's just the times he has told me about and I don't get much from him, so who knows..?

Cat98 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:18:36

Oh and we get a new book home whenever we return the current one, apparently. They seem to mix and match the levels but the one he has at the moment is gold band, we only do a couple of pages a night so we might have this one for a week or so before swapping it.

BrianTheMole Fri 20-Sep-13 21:19:53

Every day, and a book everyday sent home.

Redlocks30 Fri 20-Sep-13 21:24:12

Once a week guided reading.

For a teacher to hear 30 children individually read is not a good use of their time. What do you imagine the other 29 are doing for the 2.5 hours it would take to give each of them 5 minutes...?

Hulababy Fri 20-Sep-13 21:36:30

I work in Y2 but our Y1 works in a similar way.

Guided reading sessions every day. 1 day a week is reading as a group with teacher or TA. Other sessions may be a reading comprehension task or other reading related tasks. Recorded in back of reading diary as well as in teacher's files. Group selected based on colour book bands.

Individual reads with TA if they have specific learning needs or are Achievement for All children (with a reading target) or as and when if there are volunteers available.

Home books - chosen by child and parent from coloured boxes in the classroom. Can be chosen as frequently as they wish. Recorded in reading diary and checked weekly by teacher or TA. 5 reads equals a stamp on a reading bookmark in classroom. After 2 stamps there is a certificate, etc.

All children are listened to read in their group regardless of ability. None are considered "too able" to be heard read aloud. Even when entirely fluent and with related skills excellent too - reading aloud is a very good skill to master and practise, and very different to reading silently.

NotAsTired Fri 20-Sep-13 21:37:00

Thanks for replying, everyone.

Cat, don't they send the reading diary home to say they have read with your DC?

Periwinkle, I'm not sure why your daughter should get any less reading time than anyone else, even if she is a brilliant reader? It's still a good way of making sure she has good comprehension and get an idea of what strategies she uses to decode unknown words.

Brian, what's the breakdown for this? Is it individual reading everyday or does it include guided reading too?

My DS is in year one and they have no guided reading and looking at the reading diary, DS is only listened to once a week, which I think is not enough. In reception, he was being listened to twice a week. It's not like he is in a class of 30 either.

simpson Fri 20-Sep-13 21:46:52

The guided reading sessions are not put in my DD's reading diary. So the comment from her teacher will be the only one (bar mine and a parent helper/reader!)

Apparently the reading diaries are for the parents to fill in so the teacher knows what/how they have read at home, not the other way round confused

DD hates guided reading with a passion and comes home moaning about those stupid books with children who wear watches and shrink (project x?)

NotAsTired Fri 20-Sep-13 22:12:25

Simpson Yes, that's right, the guided reading session records are for school only.

Reading diary works both ways, ime (I'm a teacher). As a parent, I let the teacher know, for example, that he found 'ear' words tricky. As a teacher, I would let the parent know, for example, to encourage child to read with expression.

But you could be right that different schools have different policies about the reading diary. I'm just going by what happened last year in reception,where the teacher wrote about DS's reading, which helped us at home. I know with a friend's DC, the same thing happens in year 4.

simpson Fri 20-Sep-13 22:15:22

Reception was totally different.

DD was listened to twice a week 121, one with the teacher and one with EYFS Head and also had guided reading with EYFS Head all of which was recorded in her reading diary.

But I have a child in yr4 so it was not a big shock to me that the reading diary is now for parents to fill in.

From yr3 the child is expected to fill in their diary themselves.

rainsofcastersugar Sat 21-Sep-13 09:34:09

Im my year 1 class we hear every child every day individually. We also do guided reading in groups twice a week. Children have their books changed every day if at all possible.

NotAsTired Sat 21-Sep-13 10:38:37

rain (love the name btw). Is it a state school or a private one and how many children in the class?

noramum Sat 21-Sep-13 10:58:13

Since Reception DD only reads in groups of. 5 children with a similar level. These books are normally a level higher than what they take home. As far as I know 121 reading is not the norm anymore unless your child needs additional help and then it is normally the TA not the teacher doing these sessions.

We have parent helper as well but not every child reads on a regular basis, they normally help the ones on lower levels.

We get 3 books a week, Mon, Wed, Fri and DD reads them normally in one go.

Meglet Sat 21-Sep-13 11:06:56

DS has just gone into Y2 and still does guided reading every week. He's a free reader but will still be listened to approx twice a week.

Both me and the teacher complete the reading diary.

Cat98 Sat 21-Sep-13 11:12:02

Yes sorry they write in the reading diary when they change his book, and they might put comments like 'this one will be good for his expression' or similar, but they don't always mention specific reading. Sometimes the teacher will.

I am sure they are reading with him but it sounds like mostly it's guided/groups, and only the occasional individual session.

I have no issues with the school, btw, his reading is coming on fine. We don't get a lot of details about what he's doing but I know we can always ask if we want to find out more, there's one night a week where they say they're free for parents to drop in after school with any concerns/queries.

BrianTheMole Sat 21-Sep-13 17:16:59

Its individual reading every day. I don't think they are doing guided reading at the moment (is that in groups?). They just read out to the teacher, TA or volunteer indivudually.

SockPinchingMonster Sun 22-Sep-13 07:45:51

My twins are in year 1 and I don't think anyone listens to them read very often at all. In reception they would go months without being listened to, I think this is because they are good readers and the teacher could tell they were read with a lot at home. In year 1 so far they have been listened to once when they were being assessed and it sounds like they've done guided reading once. Teachers don't write any comments in their reading diary. I helped out in a slightly older class last year and was told that teachers in school don't listen to the children read individually and only do guided reading. As a parent helper I used to listen to the children who the teacher knew never read with parents at home.
To be honest all of this makes me really dislike my children's school - even more so now I can see that most peoples schools try to read with every child at least once a week.

rainsofcastersugar Sun 22-Sep-13 12:00:38

Not as tired: We're a two form entry school, 30 children in each year 1 class and we hear every child every day. We have a dedicated slot from 8.30 to 9 am every morning to hear children read. Any children that don't get heard during that allocated time are picked up during the day e.g. at milk time or at story time. It makes me sad when I read on threads like this that some children only get heard once a week.

rainsofcastersugar Sun 22-Sep-13 12:01:13

And we're a state school in a deprived area.

christinarossetti Sun 22-Sep-13 19:23:44

I'm no expert but I wouldn't be happy about my primary aged child never reading out loud to an adult.

Speaking text is a skill in itself which is accomplished ny children having the opportunity to do it.

christinarossetti Sun 22-Sep-13 19:24:13

Adult at school I mean

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