“You learn to read by reading – so read every day."
Free Access to Folens Digital Resources and eBooks
Folens are allowing free access for everyone to their online digital resources and eBooks. All of the Reading Zone books are available through this site so it would definitely be worth registering. Just follow the steps below:
Step 3: Fill in a username, e-mail and create a password
Step 4: For the roll number, use the code Prim20
Free eBooks on Oxford Owl You can access free reading books on www.oxfordowl.co.uk. You can access these on a computer, smart phone or tablet.
Step 1: Visit www.oxfordowl.co.uk Step 2: Click on the pink 'My Class Login' button in the top right corner Step 3: Enter your class username and password Username: Ms O'Neill Password: ONeill2020 Username: MsHudson Password: Hudson2020
Choose a book that you can read, here are a list of activities to do before, during and after reading any book, from at home or on Oxford Owl.
Activities to do before reading the book:
Read the blurb and predict what the story is about
Draw a picture of your prediction.
Come up with questions about the cover and your prediction.
See if you make any connections with other stories we have read this year.
Flick through the book only looking at the pictures, talk about what you think the book will be about.
Activities to do during reading:
Make a list of verbs from the story and practice changing them into past, present and future.
Find all the adjectives, can you think of another word that the author could have used instead.
Look out for the speech marks and commas in the story.
Ask questions about the story as you read it e.g. what will happen next, why did the character do/say what they did?
Make predictions, connections and clarify any words you are not sure of
Activities to do after reading:
Make character profiles.
Create a comic book version of the story.
Write a book review, would you recommend it to a friend?
Design your own cover for the story.
Rewrite the ending.
Act out the story using props.
Make a list of words that were new or that you found difficult and practice reading and writing them.
Listening to stories being read is just as important as reading stories. It is a great way to get ideas for our own stories and being able to imagine a whole new world while relaxing.
If you are missing listening to David Walliams books being read everyday in school then we have some good news for you. David Walliams will be reading a new story from his 'World's Worst Children' collection everyday over on his website here.
Practice writing as often as possible. Writing doesn't have to be a story, it can be a recipe, a shopping list, a report, a poem, instructions on how to make a cake, or just a diary of what you have been doing each day.
Here are some ideas:
Keep a diary of what you have been doing over the next few weeks.
Write a report about something you are interested in e.g. animal, person, place. Use DKFindout! to help with your research.
Write the ingredients and instructions of how to make your favourite dinner/dessert.
Write the instructions of how to play your favourite game.
Write an adventure/horror/mystery/funny story and draw pictures to go with it.
Practice your very best handwriting:
Write on the line, use tall and small letters and use finger spaces.
Remember to use capital letters at the start of your sentence, for the name of a person or place, and for the days and months.
Remember to put a full stop at the end of your sentences, question mark if you are asking a question and commas if you are writing a list.
Don't forget to use speech marks to show what someone is saying in a story.