Developing skills in context
How much more do you enjoy learning or practicing a skill when it is in context?
Over the last few months the reading volunteers we are working alongside have developed skills to support children to read unknown words using two strategies – phonics and high frequency words – with the focus being the reading of individual words.
Shared reading – where a class of children read a book with an adult – allows children to practice decoding unknown words in a context, with the support of a skilled adult. It provides children will the opportunity to apply the skills they have developed.
This week the volunteers developed skills in facilitating shared reading. We are looking forward to seeing the volunteers apply what they have learnt to the classes of children they work with, and the children developing reading skills through this method.