In KS2, we have a 3×45 minute Whole Class Guided Reading lessons per week. This consists of around 15 minutes of the children reading and then 30 minutes of discussion and tasks.
Reading of Texts
Each week, our Guided Reading lessons follow a theme and the three different texts are all linked. They may run on from each other and be linked in terms of World War 2 or Ancient Greece or they may link together in the fact that they are three days of excellent poetry or extracts from classic novels. This means that the children in our school have the opportunity to read a diverse range of texts from classics and modern novels, poetry and Non-fictional texts.
Our pupils then complete 30 minutes of discussion and tasks. These include individual thinking which requires children to answer questions by themselves, partnered talk which allows discussion with their partners before answering a question and a final task which allows them to demonstrate their learning from the lesson.
Please find out Whole Class Guided Reading Overviews Below:
Year 3 Whole Class Guided Reading Overview
Year 4 Whole Class Guided Reading Overview
Year 5 Whole Class Guided Reading Overview
Year 6 Whole Class Guided Reading Overview
(Note: these are not taught in the order shown)