Guided Reading

“The ultimate goal of guided reading is to help children learn how to use independent reading strategies effectively” 


We have made guided reading a big priority in Senior Infants & 1st Class, to boost reading attainment and encourage reading for pleasure.  As such, guided reading sessions are taking place twice a week for each class.  The guided reading session enables a small group of children to share a text in one session or over the course of several sessions.  The text will be levelled at the reading needs of the children and an adult will work with each group to support the reading, comprehension and pose questions about the text.  There will usually be a follow up activity related to the book they have read.