The two hour literacy block is a popular part of our day for many 4KJ students.
Part of our literacy block involves students doing some independent reading. This is when students spend time practising reading strategies with a good fit text.
When selecting a good fit text, students need to:
- Know most of the words in the text
- Be interested in the storyline, theme or topic of the text
- Understand what is happening in the text.
While independent reading is a quiet and individual task, afterwards we enjoy discussing the books or texts we are reading.
Many students have favourite authors or a series of books they love to read.
Miss Jordan has always loved reading and had a huge collection of books as a child. When she was young she loved to read books written by Enid Blyton and Roald Dahl. Graham Base picture story books were another favourite.
Miss Jordan has kept a lot of her childhood books and novels, and now they are in the classroom for the 4KJ students to read. It is great to see different generations of children enjoying similar books! Of course there are also many wonderful new authors and books we enjoy too.
Enid Blyton’s classic books are still popular today.
There are many Roald Dahl books in our school libary.
The illustrations in Graham Base’s books are amazing!