Supporting your child with reading in KS1 February 2016

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Why are you here today? The Power of Reading! Creating a love of reading in children is potentially one of the most powerful ways of improving academic standards. There can be few better ways to improve pupils chances in school, or beyond in the wider world than to enable them to become truly independent readers. If children are happy to read, they are more likely to do so when they have to as well as when they want to.


<p>Supporting your child with reading in KS1 February 2016 Why are you here today? The Power of Reading!<br />Creating a love of reading in children ispotentially one of the most powerful waysof improving academic standards. There can be few better ways to improvepupils chances in school, or beyond in thewider world than to enable them to becometruly independent readers. If children are happy to read, they are more likely to do so when they have to as well as when they want to. What we plan to cover Phonics. Understanding and comprehension.<br />Book talk. How to help your child when they arestuck. Reading at home tips. Bug Club time with your child Reading requires two skills<br />PhonicsandWord Recognition The ability to recognise words presented in and out of context. The ability to blend letter sounds (phonemes) together to read words. Understanding The ability to understand the meaning of the words and sentences in a text. The ability to understand the ideas, information and themes in a text. Saying the sounds correct articulation<br />What are phonics? How many letters? How many sounds(phonemes)? How many spellings ofthe sounds (graphemes)? Saying the sounds correct articulation Blending and Segmenting<br />sharp sharp Blending for reading and Segmenting for spelling Explain what blending and segmenting mean. Emphasise the importance of blending for reading recognising letter sounds (phonemes) means nothing if they cannot be blended for reading. Parents can help by playing oral blending games sounding out words around the house and when out and about and blending the letters together orally. E.g. Pass Mummy the c u p cup. Turn on the t a p tap. Touch your t oe s toes Re emphasis the importance of not schwaring short, crisp sounds are vital. Understanding (Comprehension)<br />Being able to read does not mean you understand what you read. Your child might sound like a good reader but may not necessarily understand what they have read or be able to talk about the text. The best way to develop understanding is to talk about texts. The next slide is easy to read but do we all fully understand what it means? An extract taken from a computer manual<br />According to the previous ATA/IDE harddrive transfer protocol, the signallingway to send data was in synchronousstrobe mode by using the rising edge ofthe strobe signal. The faster strobe rateincreases EMI, which cannot beeliminated by the standard 40-pin cableused by ATA and ultra ATA. This slide shows that the ability to read aloud well is no indication of understanding. Reading comprehension has to be taught. Language has to be taught, defined, used and understood. Understanding - (Comprehension)<br />Finding information on the page. Being able to find information that is not on the page. Looking for clues. Thinking about situations and predicting what might happen. Putting yourself in a characters shoes and understanding what is going on from their viewpoint. Book talk to make your child think. Talking about books What do you like about this book?<br />Do you like this book? Do you like this character? Its a good story isnt it? Do you like reading? Are you good at reading? Do you like this kind of story? Try to ask questions where the answers cannot be a simple yes or no. What do you like about this book? What do you think of this character? Why do you think this is a good story? Can you retell the story or tell me what the book was about? What have you learned from reading this book? Why are you a good reader? Briefly explain the difference between an open and a closed question. Explain that open questions will generate discussion which will lead to better understanding whereas closed question will only generate a one word answer. What to do if your child is stuck <br />Look at the picture. Does it help? Use phonics first What sound does the word begin with? Can you say the sounds in the word? Blend them together. Does it look right? Does it sound right? Does it match the picture? What is the text about what might fit here? Read to the end of the sentence. What would make sense? Talk through each strategy and explain what each will do to help the child decode a word that they cannot read. How to use these strategies at home<br />John let his pet frog go. It ******across the grass. What is the first sound? It h***** across the grass. What would make sense? It hopping across the grass. Does that sound right? It hopped across the grass. Does that look right? Independent Strategies by Jill Marie Warner<br />When I get stuck on a word in a book, There are lots of things I can do. I can do them all, please, by myself; I don't need help from you.I can look at the picture to get a hint. Or think what the story's about. I can get my mouth ready to say the first letter.A kind of sounding out. I can chop up the words into smaller parts, Like on or ing or ly, Or find smaller words in compound words, Like raincoat and bumblebee. I can think of a word that makes sense in that place, Guess or say blank and read on, Until the sentence has reached its end, Then go back and try these on: "Does it make sense?" "Can we say it that way?" "Does it look right to me?" Chances are the right word will pop out,In my own mind, can't you see?If I've thought of and tried out most of these things, And I still do not know what to do, Then I may turn around and ask, For some help to get me through. Reading at Home Enjoy! Make reading visible -have books/readingmaterial available in your home. Choose a quiet time and give your child yourfull attention. Prompt them to use different strategies. Give support if required. Explain the meaning of new words. Talk about the text using open questions. Dont be afraid to re-read books. Encourage your child to want to achieve their readership award! .. And dont forget to read to your child too.<br />Polar Bear Polar Bear This istwo-minute film of a father reading to his baby. The baby has obviously heard the story many times and can distinguish between the text and the narrator. The patterns and the rhythms of the story are embedded and the baby knows when his father is reading and when he is making the animal noises. You will have to download this at home and burn onto a CD. Bug Club Online Reading Resource Online school reading programme that links eBooks with printed books.<br />What is Bug Club? Online school reading programme that linkseBooks with printed books. Bug Club links to our phonics programme,allowing children to read eBooks at anappropriate phonic phase. Fiction non fiction poetry plays comics Well known characters Ben 10 , Wallace &amp; Gromit Number of children with tablets, laptops, e-reader has significantly increased. Studies also show that reluctant readers are more likely to read on-screen than pick up a book - especially boys. How does it work? Please remember. Listen to your child read their home readingbook or eBook daily. It is NOT a race to read as many ebooks aspossible. Work through the online comprehensionactivities with your child to ensure they fullyunderstand what they have read. Finally..enjoy sharing books and eBookswith your child and PRAISE PRAISE PRAISE! Workshop time! The only way to really understandthe benefits of the programme is tohave a play and spread the reading bug! Have fun!! Thank you so much for coming today and for your on-going support.</p>


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