2nd Edition

Supporting Children's Reading A Complete Short Course for Teaching Assistants, Volunteer Helpers and Parents

By Margaret Hughes, Peter Guppy Copyright 2010
    184 Pages 79 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    Being able to read is one of the most important skills in life and something we all want our children to achieve – for learning and for pleasure. Supporting Children’s Reading gives you the understanding you need of the reading process to ensure that children are effectively supported in their reading journeys.

    This practical programme draws on the authors’ wealth of experience in delivering this kind of training and is an invaluable point of reference for anyone working with children to improve their reading. With links to downloadable online resources, it provides everything you need to deliver a bespoke training course tailored to meet your particular audience, including:

    • succinct and clear explanations of how reading works
    • time-saving resources such as photocopiable handouts and professionally designed visual display screens
    • advice on helping children to improve both their decoding and comprehension skills
    • guidance on strategies for helping a child deal with a problem word.

    Supporting Children’s Reading is an accessible, ready-to-use resource to support teachers working with teaching assistants, volunteer ‘Reading Buddies’ and parents, to provide training on how to share books and listen to readers effectively. It will be especially useful for adults working with children who, for whatever reason, need extra support in developing reading skills.

    @contents: Selected Contents: Foreword  Introduction  Presenter’s Guide  Workshop 1. Basics of reading: the balance of clues - seen and unseen  Workshop 2. More about clues  Workshop 3. Teaching tips 1-5: phonics backing up meaning  Workshop 4. Teaching tips 6-10: meaning backing up phonics  Workshop 5. Three levels of reading  Workshop 6. Frustration and Independent levels in action  Workshop 7. Instructional level in action  Workshop 8. It’s a team game: teaching assistant and teacher  Appendix: A Reading Observation Sheet  References


    Margaret Hughes taught for many years in a variety of mainstream and special, primary and secondary schools, later joining Warwickshire’s reading support service. She is co-author of the widely used spelling program, Starspell.

    Peter Guppy was involved with Warwickshire’s reading support service for over 25 years, and is the author of the Survival series for secondary age learner readers.