Reading at St.Joseph's

READING AT HOME
Foundation Stage and Key Stage One
Children are assessed regularly and given books suitable for their reading age. We have books from Oxford Reading Tree, Collins' Big Cat and Rigby Star, although all books are banded through the Oxford Reading Levels.
Children are expected to read daily and books are changed regularly.
 
Key Stage Two
Once they have exited the reading scheme books, children are allowed to choose from books in their class library or the school library for their reading books. 
 
READING COMPREHENSION
At St-Joseph's we use the guided reading scheme 'Project-X', these books provide texts and activities which support the National Curriculum objectives for reading comprehension. 
We use 'RIC' - Retrieve, Interpret, Choice - to help the children to retrieve information in texts, interpret from what they have read and also consider the choices made by the author and what affect this has.
 
READING FOR PLEASURE
At St. Joseph's we believe that reading should be something enjoyed by everyone. To help encourage this; we have close links to Devonport Library, who organise numerous events during the year and we also organise our own events. 
 
 
USEFUL RESOURCES