Reading Challenge examples - Boothroyd Primary Academy

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The following notebook pages are to show examples of
guided reading activities related to the assessment
focuses.
These examples should be used as starting points for
setting guided reading activities or independent activities
for groups during guided reading sessions. They would
need to be added to in order to ensure that you see the
children demonstrating their progress over a range of
activities.
Please review the activities and adapt them to suit your
children and curriculum.
Teachers' notes on each page show what level the
children may be working towards.
Working Towards L2C
Reading Challenge!
Pick out and talk about the main events from your story (AF2)
Draw pictures on the story hill to show what happens in each part of your story.
Problem/Middle
Introduction/Beginning
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2C)
Ending/Resolution
Reading Challenge!
Make a really good guess about what will happen in a story. (AF3)
http://content.lgfl.org.uk/secure/espresso/modules/e1_love_reading/book_the_gruffal
o/book_extract.html
(Link to Espresso where children can read an extract of The Gruffalo)
Look at the front cover and read this part
of the story.
What do you think will happen to the
mouse?
Do you think there is a Gruffalo?
What do you think the Gruffalo would say
if he met the mouse?
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2C)
Reading Challenge!
Compare stories and think about whether they
have anything in common (AF3)
http://content.lgfl.org.uk/secure/espre
sso/modules/e1_big_books/video_sto
rybooks/ahlberg_jollypostman1.html
A link to Espresso's Video Storybook 'The Jolly
Postman'
Who are the letters from that the postman delivers?
What do you know about each character that has written
a letter?
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2C)
Reading Challenge!
Talk about the way that information texts are organised and use this to help you read a
non-fiction text. (AF4)
http://content.lgfl.org.uk/secure/espresso/modules/e1_big_books/places/monday.html
A link to Espresso's online big book 'Places We Like To Visit'
How do you know where the girl is each day?
What is the photograph for?
Can you find out what she does on a Thursday?
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2C)
Reading Challenge!
Choose and talk about a favourite book (AF6)
What is your favourite book?
What do you like about it?
Can you tell me about what happens in the story?
Draw a picture of your favourite character and explain
what they are like.
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2C)
Working Towards L2B
Reading Challenge!
Make up questions before reading and use knowledge of a book's
features to help to find specific information (AF2)
My question is: What are false teeth?
Which page might I go to to get the
answer?
Now make up some questions
about your book.
Use the contents, index and
diagrams to help you to find the
answers.
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2B)
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2B)
Show an understanding of how a character thinks and feels about the things
that happen to them in the story.(AF3)
http://content.lgfl.org.uk/secure/espresso/modules/e1_big_books/video_storybooks/findvide
o_kiss1.html
Watch and listen to 'A Kiss Like This' by Laurence and Catherine
Anholt.
Chart how the little lion cub feels all the way through the story.
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2B) The children could be given a
differentiated page from a text rather than a whole book if appropriate
How useful is the information in your book/piece of text for answering questions? (AF4)
1) Choose a non-fiction book on a topic you like
What?
2) Think about....
What do you know
already?
3) Ask 3
questions
about what you
would like to
learn from the
book
Who?
Where?
When?
Why?
4) Try to find answers to your questions!
Did you find the answers?
Is there anything else you wanted to find out but couldn't? Why?
Did you learn a lot from your book?
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2B)
Talk about and explain what you think about the way that a story is written.
Middle/Problem
What happens in the middle?
Is it exciting? Why?
What is the problem? Does the character
sort the problem out straight away?
Beginning /Introduction
- Do you learn about the characters?
- Do you find out about the setting?
- Do the pictures help you to understand the
story?
At the beginning of the
story.....
Ending/Resolution
How does the story end?
Do you think it has a good ending?
What happens to the characters?
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2B)
Explain how the vocabulary choice affects meaning (AF5)
Can you pick out the words that describe what gums are like?
Which words tell you what the enamel is like?
Which of these words could you use to describe teeth and which could you use to describe gums?
Which words couldn't you use?
hard
tiny
solid
squashy
rough
tough
rusty
red
Why do you think they say 'Normally the root of a tooth is longer than its
crown?
If tooth enamel is the hardest thing in the body, can you
make a list of the things that it is harder than?
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2B)
Make choices about which texts to read based on what you have read
before and your understanding of books (AF6)
Which book are you reading at the moment?
Why did you choose that book?
Did a friend tell
you about it?
Did you like the
look of the front
cover?
Have you read a
book like this
before?
Did you read the
blurb?
Working Towards L2A
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2A)
Retell a story clearly and with enough detail to help your listener understand the story too.
(AF2)
Retell your story for a friend.
Ask them to draw pictures
as you speak.
When you finish, ask your
friend to use their pictures to
tell the story back to you.
Did you give them enough
detail? Did you remember
all the important parts of the
story?
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2A)
Identify key themes and discuss reasons for events in stories.(AF3)
Choose a character from the book that you are reading and think about the main things that
happen to them. Why do you think those things happened?
The Three Little Pigs
Event 1
Event 2
Character
Why do you think that happened?
Why do you think that happened?
Event 3
Why do you think that happened?
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2A)
Gain an overall impression of a text by making predictions about content/subject of a
book by skim reading, title, contents, illustrations. (AF4)
1) Choose a book that you haven't seen before from the
middle of your table.
2) Look at the title and the pictures and
skim over some of the words.
3) Draw a picture and a short explanation of what you think
the book is going to be about.
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 2A)
Identify and comment on vocabulary (Af5)
Are there any words or phrases in your book that helped you to get a clear
picture in your mind about what was happening?
Write the words and phrases in your reading journal and draw the picture that it
made you think of next to each one.
Working Towards L3C
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Recognise what the different punctuation marks do in writing and how they help us to
make our reading aloud interesting. (AF1)
Work with a partner and take it in turns to read a paragraph from
your reading book. Ask your partner to listen very carefully and
each time they think you've come across a punctuation mark,
they should draw that punctuation mark in their reading journal.
When you have finished reading, look together to see whether
they were right.
For every right punctuation mark, you both score one point.
Good Luck!
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Spot and be able to read the consonant diagraphs kn and wr (AF1)
In my book I spotted 3 words beginning with the consonant digraph kn - look
at my quiz below - can you work out what my words are?
1) _ _ot (you might make one of these when you tie your shoelaces!)
2) _ _ock (I do this to make someone answer their door)
3) _ _ee (It's a part of your leg)
NOW YOUR TURN!!! Look in YOUR book OR in a dictionary. Can you find
any words that have the digraph kn? Make your own quiz in your reading
journal for a friend.
BONUS CHALLENGE!
Can you find any words with the consonant digraph wr as it write? You
might want to use a dictionary to see if you can find a whole range of words
with it in!
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Show that you understand the main points of a paragraph or text. Talk about parts
of the text to show that understanding. (AF2)
Take a chapter of your book or pick out one of the main
points from a story or non-fiction book or from an on-screen
text.
Draw a picture to illustrate what the main point is and label it
with parts of the story to explain what is going on. Good
Luck!!!
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Recognise the main differences between fiction and non-fiction texts. (AF2)
Choose a fiction book and a non-fiction book from the literacy area.
Try to pick two books that you already know well.
Look at both books carefully and have a go at making a venn
diagram in your reading journal like the one below.
Fiction
Tells a story
Someti
mes
have
drawn
pictures
NonFiction
Factual
Think carefully about all of these things:
The layout of the book and how the information is presented
The language used
The pictures/diagrams
The way you have to read it
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Make really good predictions about what might happen using what you
already know about a text to help you (AF3)
What has happened so far?
What might happen next?
Draw pictures along the track above to show what has happened
and what your prediction is for what might happen next.
Add text to explain your ideas.
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Discuss the actions of the main characters and justify views using evidence from the text.
AF3
Who are your main characters? What did they do in the story and why?
In your reading journal...
Make up an interview between you and one of the main characters. Ask them
questions about why they acted in a particular way and make up the answers that you
think the characters would give you.
Good luck!
Interview with Daddy Bear from Goldilocks and
the Three Bears
Question 1: Why did you leave the door of your
house unlocked when you went for a walk?
Daddy Bear - I thought that it would be safe!
We always leave the door unlocked because
we live in a very quiet part of the wood.
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Understand the purpose of the paragraph. (AF4)
Read a page of your
book and decide which
of these statements
about paragraphs are
true or false
Paragraphs can sometimes be one sentence long.
New paragraphs are started when the writer
wants to change the topic.
Paragraphs are used after every 3
sentences
New paragraphs are started when the
writer finishes each sentence.
New paragraphs are started when the writer
wants to change the viewpoint.
New paragraphs are started when the writer
wants to change the time.
Paragraphs help you to understand a text because the
author has organised his or her ideas well.
NOW COMPARE YOUR IDEAS WITH A FRIEND WHO IS READING A
DIFFERENT BOOK. DID YOU THINK THE SAME STATEMENTS
WERE TRUE AND FALSE?
Reading Challenge!
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 3C)
Identify where language is used to create mood or build tension. (AF5)
In your reading journal, collect sentences or phrases from texts
that create a particular mood or build tension (make you feel on
edge and scared)
Happy
Scared/Tense
Sad/Upsetting
Angry
Working Towards L3B
Working Towards L3A
Working Towards L4C
Reading Challenge!
Show understanding of significant ideas,
themes,events and characters. (AF2)
Pick out the main character from your book. Consider what happens to
that character throughout the text or throughout one chapter and order
the events from the most important to the least important.
BONUS - Explain why you have ordered the events of the story in that
way.
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 4C)
Reading Challenge!
LO : Empathise with different characters’ points of view.
(AF3)
Pick out an event from the book that you are reading that made your character react strongly and behave in a
particular way (Something that made them really angry, scared, overjoyed or excited)
What was the event?
How did they react?
Why did they react in that way?
Do you think that you would have felt the same way as the character? Why?/Why not?
BONUS - Write a telephone conversation between you and the character at that moment in time - what would you say
to them? Would you want to calm them down/cheer them up?
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 4C)
Reading Challenge!
·Compare, contrast and evaluate different non-fiction texts (AF4)
Choose 2 non-fiction books on the same topic. Ask 3 questions that you think the
books might help you to answer. Write them into your reading journal.
Now use the books to try to find the answers. Think carefully about:
* How easy the books were to find your way around
* How clear the information was
* Whether you liked the layout
*Whether the book helped you to answer your question
BONUS - Write a book review for the non-fiction book that you preferred, explaining
why you preferred it.
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 4C)
Reading Challenge!
LO: Identify and comment on expressive, figurative and descriptive language
to create effect in poetry and prose (AF5)
Look at the poem on your table. Pick out the language that helps you to build
a picture in your mind.
Draw what the language helps you to imagine and write the words and
phrases from the poem onto your picture to explain your ideas.
TEACHERS' NOTES: (Working Towards Level 4C)

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