2021 Term 1 Reading Level 2 : Melva and Suze HBs
We are running an complimentary (where possible) literacy program where writing and reading are linked in the same morning session, 3 times a week. Other curriculum areas will also tie into these sessions to create rich learning experiences including our shared Beach ecology inquiry.
We will focus on one or two texts a week. The LA will read to the children and model decoding and comprehension strategies. We will move on to shared reading, where the text is big enough for the children to read along with the teacher. Finally, students will end the week with independent reading, where they apply the strategies they have learned over the week.
Guided reading sessions will happen throughout the week. Students will read quietly/silently at their own pace, and we will discreetly signal for each student to raise their volume so we can monitor how they are going. Each reading group will be seen 3 times a week (and possibly Friday morning).
At reading levels Purple, Gold and level 2 children will work on these explicit decoding strategies:
Read ahead, then returning
using punctuation for meaning
Children will look at these types of texts across the term: