Learning How To Read
At Stepney Greencoat we want reading to be fun and exciting for the children; we want every child to be a confident reader who reads for both purpose and pleasure.
At Stepney Greencoat we teach children to read through a variety of ways:
- Phonics - Where individual sounds are identified and blended together to read a whole word.
- Sight Words - Words children read whole without segmenting.
- Shared Reading - When a whole class reads together.
- Guided Reading - When the teacher reads with a small group of the same ability.
- One to One Reading - When an adult reads individually with a child.
Here are some top tips for helping your child to read at home:
- Use the sight word ring in different ways to support the learning of whole words.
- When reading a home school reader book, encourage the use of phonics skills to segment and blend unfamiliar words. Also encourage the reading of sight words learnt to be read as a whole word.
- Encouraged your child to use their ‘reading finger’.
- Ask questions about the book being read and get your child to put their finger under where they have found the answer in the text.
- Read a range of different books to your child. Use different voices and make it fun. This will give a good model of reading, increase vocabulary and create excitement about books.
- Join a library and spend time picking out new books to read at home together.