Our work on building comprehension skills has got off to a flying start this year. Led by Assistant Principal, Ms Caitriona Campbell, only have to step into our classrooms to see the great work teachers and students have been doing. Our motto is ‘every class, every teacher, every day’. This together with our pupil reading survey conducted last May confirms that our boys are becoming very comfortable and competent at predicting, visualising and making connections.
Since September, we have been engaging in more Book Talk focusing on asking questions.
While continuing to practise and embed these strategies, we will work on two more between now and the remainder of the term: Clarifying and Declunking. New information about these strategies has been added to our School Self-Evaluation page.
Don’t forget to ask your child to demonstrate the hand signals that go with each strategy-they’ll be delighted to show you!
With thanks to Ms Colleran for her fantastic posters!