I spent Thursday afternoon teaching reading games with P1 (reception/kindergarten) teachers. Here’s tricky word tic-tac-toe 🙂
One teacher did ask me: but when can I play these games? I don’t have time on the timetable for games, can I do them in the reading lesson? Yes!
This training session was part of our response to noticing poor reading levels from P1 pupils in our Early Grade Reading Assessments we recently carried out at the end of Term 2. P1 pupils (7 year-olds) were reading at an average of 2 words per minute – we held a super blending training to try and give teachers tools to raise that figure!