The workshop discussed ways to get children embrace the Habit of Reading. Tips include: parents reading to their children, getting the children comfortable in preparation for reading, having reading corners in school and at home. Overall, getting the children into the habit of Reading for Pleasure, which the Oxford Reading Tree recommends as an effective way to get children to love reading.
Heather also identified and discussed the different types of reading which are namely;
- Modelled Reading: The teacher explicitly demonstrates the process of reading by thinking aloud about the strategies used to comprehend meaning of the passage.
- Shared Reading: The students share a text while being guided by a teacher or experienced reader.
- Small Groups Reading: This is an assisted literary experience in which the teacher supports and guides students on their instructional level before, during, and after reading.
- Paired Reading: This is used for readers who lack fluency. More fluent readers can be paired with less fluent readers, or children who read at the same fluency are paired to re-read a story they’ve read.
- Buddy Reading: This has a Parents or older students participating in a paired reading activity with a younger student. This helps to Improve the child’s reading skills, fluency and vocabulary.
- Guided Reading: The teacher supports a group of 6-8 children on the same reading level with the aim is to developing their comprehension skills and to promote critical thinking.
- Choral Reading: This involved Groups of children read a passage together, with or without a teacher. It could be in small groups or as a whole class. This helps students build fluency and motivation.
- Independent Reading: The student gets comfortable position and choses the reading text to gather information or for pleasure.
We hope you found this article useful and you’d be able to Motivate your children to read and they would start Reading for pleasure.