Sherkin students really enjoy exploring books.
Each week we visit the school library, each student selects a book and enjoys having it read to them.
Twice a term, we catch the service bus and travel down to the public library, were we select books that will support our classroom topics.
Each week students choose and take home 2 reading books.
We sent home a selection of reading books before we finished up but I’m sure you are ready for a change of books.
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Big cat books are graded from pink to lime, fiction and non fiction.
Remember to have a quick chat about the books pictures/illustrations as an introduction.
A few comprehension questions at the end will help to clarify if your son/daughter understands what he/she is reading or has listened to.
Always encourage your child to ‘have-a-go’ at sounding out a word or using a Lamh sign. Wait a few seconds and if they remain stuck then prompt them.
Sample questions to stimulate thinking:
1. Why do you think …… ?
2. How do you know……?
3. Can you retell the story in your own words / Lamh sign……?
4. How do you think the main character is feeling when…..?
5. Could you think of a different ending …?
6. Tell me about the three main parts to the story….. ?
(start, middle, end)