Feeding Family Reading
Class Reading Group
Decide on a class text that you will do with your class. Then, inform the parents so that they have time to buy a copy. Then, each week, make clear to the paeans where you aim to get to by the end of the week so that they can read up to that section with their child.Why is this useful? By setting up a class reading group on Twitter you will be able to engage with parents as they will be able to follow the same class book that you are doing in class so will be able to have discussions at home that relate to class work which many parents feel that they can miss out on. Alongside that, some children may misunderstand or be unsure of certain events so by having a text a home they will have a chance to work with parents on anything that they are uncertain about. Another bonus, is that, sometimes parents are unsure of the types of questions to ask children to try and get a deeper understanding of the characters or themes. As a teacher, by posting questions online for the parent and child to answer together you are helping parents to recognise the types of questions.