Friday, 19 April 2013

Read to Someone

After completing ‘Read to Self’ my students move onto ‘Read to Someone’. They either read to the person they are sitting next to or a friend anywhere in the room. To solve any problems of who is going first the pair play a game of ‘Rock, Paper, Scissors’ (stops any tears). The winner reads one page of their book and the listener asks ‘Who was a character in the book?’ and ‘What has happened so far?’ or ‘What have you learnt?’. Once the questions have been answered it is the other child’s turn to read one page and answer the questions.

This is a great way to check that the listener is listening and the reader understands what they have read.

As with introducing ‘Read to Self’ we started off by completing an anchor chart and talk about building up our stamina. At the moment we can do ‘Read to Someone’ for up to 30 minutes. Quite often we stop to do a check in, making sure we are sitting EEKK, (elbow to elbow, knee to knee) asking questions, being a good listener etc.