Originally posted on MrsPTeach.com:
When I blogged here about some resources I’d made to brand the reading AFs, I promised a blog post about how and why my year group had abandoned the traditional method for teaching reading. The idea came from my wonderful year leader, Rhoda, so she has written this to share our reasons and method.
If you’d have asked me 18 months ago about the most effective way to teach reading across the primary phase I would have, without a doubt, talked about Guided Reading. I had always taught reading through this approach, it was just the way we did it. In fact, I was such an advocate that when I Ied English across my school I encouraged other colleagues to do the same. I’ve now changed my mind.