We hope that this publication supports your work in teaching children to become fluent and confident readers. We have provided a starting point to support the delivery of each reading objective, and we are grateful to Kirklees LEA and the Reading Recovery team in London for allowing us to use their continuum of reading objectives to help structure the booklet.
Literacy Consultants / Curriculum Advisers
Havering Inspection & Advisory Service
The objectives that appear in this publication have been developed by the Reading Recovery team in London and Kirklees LEA to show progression in reading. They identify what children need to learn to move from one level to the next.
Our aim has been to support teachers further by suggesting how they might teach these objectives. Although primarily written with guided reading in mind, the brief outlines of activities provided could be used in any context. The activities are starting points, which may be augmented or adapted by staff. Several objectives can be addressed during one guided session (particularly at the earlier levels).
At the back of the document, there is guidance on the structure of guided reading and strategies to deepen comprehension.
We hope that you will find this material useful.