During our Friday guided reading sessions, the children have the opportunity to read for pleasure and they have really enjoyed our sessions so far! I have welcomed the opportunity for the children to bring in anything they wish to read as after all, reading is about enjoyment!
Today we have used our Learnpads to read some e-books, as well as listen to some audio stories. Take a look at the children giving it a go.
We have also been trailing ‘Mr Bradley’s Book Box’ in our classroom. This is filled with a range of good quality reading books for children, giving them the opportunity to read some of the classic stories that often get forgotten! The children have enjoyed Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Flat Stanley. I have given the children the opportunity to borrow the books from the box as well as long as they are looked after and returned eventually.
The best part about our Friday reading sessions is that we get to talk about the books we have read as well sharing our own thoughts and opinions and recommending books to each other.
Here is what the children have said about our Friday sessions:
Lily-Belle: “I like how you can sit and read and sink in to a book.”
Tess: “I get to read what I like for a change!”
Juliet: “You can lose yourself in a story. I like the e-books too.”
McKenzie: “I get to finish off stories I have been reading at home.”
Daniel: “I get to read new stories.”
Esther: “I like the book box because I can read stories that I haven’t seen before.”
Millie: “I have the opportunity to read books I haven’t seen before.”
Henry: “If I like a book that is in a series, I could maybe go home and read the others.”
Olivia: “I can read whatever I like, whether it’s on a Learnpad or not!”
Megan: “I like it because if I find a book I like I could maybe ask my mum if I can get it at home.”