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An in-depth look at two different guided reading sessions, which involve primary pupils revisiting well known texts, in a resource showing good practice in EYFS and Key Stage 1 literacy sessions.
Reception teacher Jenny Berry, from Gade Valley Primary, begins her session by encouraging her pupils to look at a book cover. She then reads a lively story about a frog who meets a wide range of animals.
Jenny uses speech bubble prompts and puppets to help the pupils follow the sequence of the story, and they join in at key points. The puppets are then placed around the school garden and pupils are expected to retell the story sequentially at each puppet station.
Next, Year 2 teacher Joy George shows how she reintroduces her guided reading group to Little Red Riding Hood.
Having focused on the plot sequencing, she moves the children onto matching physical attributes to the right story characters. They then look at punctuation and the decoding tricky words.
Part of the series: Good Practice