On Thursday we learnt all about reading. We started off by watching a short video of Bert and Ernie. You can show it to mum and dad by clicking on the picture below. Bert is trying to show Ernie how much fun reading can be.
After we watched the video we talked about some of the reasons why we might read. Here are some of the things we came up with:
– It’s important
– To learn
– To share a story
– So we can read when we are older
– To practise concentrating
– To help us get smart
– For enjoyment and fun
Next we talked about some of the different ways we might read because as we know some of us are still learning how to read. Some of us might be able to tell a story through looking at the pictures, some of us might be able to recognise some of the letters and some of us might be able to read some or all of the words.
Click on the picture below to watch Zoe, Telly Monster and Prairie Dawn sing about the different ways that they read.
So that we knew the correct behaviours for Independent Reading Mrs McConville and I pretended we were students reading. One of us was very good at Independent Reading and one of us was VERY VERY naughty!!!!!
Finally we got to practise Independent Reading for ourselves. We managed to read quietly for 2 and a half minutes. If we practise every day soon we will be able to read quietly for 10 whole minutes!!! Have a look at us reading in the slideshow below.