Reading in P1

posted 6 Sep 2015, 23:54 by Primary 1 Teacher   [ updated 13 Sep 2015, 17:30 by Neil Pettitt ]

Every day I would ask that you take 10 minutes to sit with your child to ‘read’ a book. At first this will mainly be you doing the talking until your child builds up knowledge in phonics, blending and word recognition. As the days / weeks go by your child will understand the routine of reading and develop a great life long habit of enjoying books.


Some helpful questions to ask when reading with your child;

Do you know the name of this character?

Can you talk about what’s happened so far?

What do you think will happen next?

Where could they be going?

How would you feel if this happened to you?

What did you enjoy most about this story?

Where does this story take place?

Why did …… feel sad? What should  …… have done instead?

Do you know this sound?

Using your phonics what could this word say?

Look at the beginning of this word to help you sound it out?

Does the picture help you understand the story?


There are many more questions you could ask and these are on the front and back cover of the orange reading records.                                                                                                             


Some helpful comments you could write to inform me how reading went at home;

Mia loved this story especially when Floppy caught the fish.

Mia knew the names of the characters.

Mia could predict what was going to happen next.

Mia was able to find all the s words in this story.

Mia talked about how information books were different to story books.

Mia used the pictures to help her understand the story.

Mia liked the end of the story and was happy the car started to work again.

Mia had more confidence describing the characters.

Mia was excited to read and wanted to read the book twice.



Hope this helps reading at home,

If anyone would like more guidance / information please let me know.


Mrs Grayston J