Friday, 13 July 2012

Emergent readers having a good go!

After we have all listened to the gentle narration of our Story Tree reader off the CD at home (how many times?) and followed along in the reader itself...
After we have become familiar with new words and practiced using them in different contexts in the workbooks...
Image representing AudioBoo as depicted in Cru...
Image via CrunchBase
After we have had spelling races...
After we have corrected the teacher's silly reading mistakes...
After we have found the page for certain words...

Then we are about ready to read out loud - some more than others, obviously, and reading to an audience (even friends) is a performance with fraught issues such as pronunciation, speed and nerves. Getting it 100% right is not as important as having a go - but it does help the teacher identify any little issues which silent reading clearly doesn't.

My super enthusiatic Friday team love showing off, and why not! They are making excellent progress and my hat is off!