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Guided Reading

Guided reading sessions are taught in small groups of approximately 6 children, and follow the model set out in Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised programme, through reading practice sessions.  They focus on 3 main elements: 

  • Decoding - where the children apply their phonic skills and knowledge of graphemes that they have learned to read fully matched phonetically decodable books.
  • Prosody - where children practise reading with rhythm, expression and intonation.
  • Comprehension - which focuses on the children's understanding of the book and the vocabulary within it.

Sessions in school are approximately 15 minutes long.  Children then read the same book at home to ensure that success is shared with the family and to further support fluency.