1. Welcome to #UKEdChat - This week exploring the important issue of: reading. 10 questions to follow. Remember the hashtag :-) https://t.co/xKnd14hezr
    Welcome to #UKEdChat - This week exploring the important issue of: reading. 10 questions to follow. Remember the hashtag :-) pic.twitter.com/xKnd14hezr
  2. #UKEdChat...Question 1
How important is reading in your classroom/subject/school?
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    #UKEdChat...Question 1 How important is reading in your classroom/subject/school? (answer with 'A1', and remember hashtag) pic.twitter.com/tcRs9at0pO
  3. @ukedchat #UKEdChat - A1. Essential. Being able to read around a subject offers further insights and understanding. Critical for all students.
  4. @ukedchat #UKEdChat A1 - Vitally important in class. All s's need to be involved, follow & take turns & have access to challenging texts & culture
  5. @SusanSEnglish @ukedchat Not going to argue with you there. It's frustrating when lack of skills holds very clever individuals back #UKEdChat
  6. @UKEdSch A1 A lot of prominence and this is shown in the quality tests provided and used in reading sessions and opportunities to read #ukedchat
  7. @UKEdSch A1 #UKEdchat Without reading s's can't access any of the learning, so reading is the key that underpins all other skills
  8. @ukedchat A1 - our Y7&8 pupils have x4 Eng lessons a week. X1 of those is a library or reading lesson. Dedicated reading time in tutor too #UKedchat
  9. A1 Absolutely crucial. Increasingly so with the new GCSEs. Need our students to be confident independent readers #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/910942094491078656 
  10. @Mroberts90Matt But, do reading test fully reflect the skills & internal processes that go into reading & processing information, in your opinion? #UKEdChat
  11. @SusanSEnglish But some students are good at hiding their poor reading skills? #UKEdChat
  12. @MissSims4 @ukedchat That sounds great. Does the student choose the book or does the teacher (through book boxes or similar)?
  13. A1 For some school being able to read key technical terms in subjects is crucial but some s's don't always understand the context #ukedchat
  14. @MissSims4 Does that mean that you identify weaknesses in pupils coming up from primary? #UKEdChat Are there identifiable gaps?
  15. #UKEdChat...Q2
How can schools (all sectors) encourage and embed a positive reading culture with all?
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    #UKEdChat...Q2 How can schools (all sectors) encourage and embed a positive reading culture with all? (Answer with 'A2' & remember hashtag) pic.twitter.com/IZk2diAL72
  16. @UKEdSch A1 listen to everyone read the gaps/weaker readers become obvious - Eng class makes this easy to do reading less/data help too #Ukedchat
  17. A1 - It’s a crucial skill as many students are not used to reading long extracts especially in business there is a lot of theory. #ukedchat  https://twitter.com/ukedchat/status/910942094491078656 
  18. @ukedchat A2. #UKEdChat Embed and encourage a reading culture within the whole school community. All staff involved, and to be seen reading
  19. A2 Corridor displays to show what staff members are reading - needn't be subject specific #ukedchat
  20. @UnioByHarness @ukedchat Depends. We use accelerated reader so they use a colour code system as a guide to difficulty. Sometimes, they're told to choose a specific >
  21. A2 Provide opportunity to read, read to class, give value to reading sessions (consistency), read a book yourself! #ukedchat
  22. @UKEdSch A2 - Celebrate reading, highlight reading as important, discuss, display & build a reading culture. Pastorally in tutor time etc #UKEDChat
  23. @UnioByHarness @ukedchat Book such as a graphic novel or a non-fiction book that ties into some work we're doing. Also have Carnegie & Brilliant Book Award clubs >
  24. #ukedchat A2 We make a big issue of informing students what the staff are currently reading for pleasure.
  25. @UnioByHarness @ukedchat That run at lunchtimes so a big culture of reading at the school! #UKedchat
  26. A2 Good to have newspapers handy and also to read subtitles on news programmes also. Good for discussion etc #ukedchat
  27. #UKEdChat Q2 again
How can schools (all sectors) encourage and embed a positive reading culture with all?
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    #UKEdChat Q2 again How can schools (all sectors) encourage and embed a positive reading culture with all? Use the hashtag in your replies pic.twitter.com/9kuLBmR2BL
  28. @MissSims4 @ukedchat Sounds excellent. Graphic novels can be a great choice for students who 'think' they dislike reading
  29. @UKEdSch A1 - Extremely! I think no matter how far we come along, reading will always be essential #UKEdchat
  30. @ukedchat Normally that shows up in their data from KS2 & transfer notes. Also do a baseline test in Sept to check gaps #UKedchat
  31. @UKEd_Wales Yes, really important to do this. It really helps too. Esp if all tchs buy in and do it #UkEdchat
  32. @WillFastiggi @UKEdSch #UKedchat - absolutely agree - the device/mode may change but the skill will always remain vital
  33. @ukedchat A2 - Sometimes a fun reading initiative will encourage it. It may be initially for reward, but kids will soon discover new worlds #UkEdChat
  34. @ukedchat A1 Reading drives our whole curriculum. All planned for and taught through one fiction text and a selection of non fiction. #ukedchat
  35. #UKEdChat Q3
In your opinion, what are the critical reading skills lacking in your students?
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    #UKEdChat Q3 In your opinion, what are the critical reading skills lacking in your students? Use the hashtag in your replies pic.twitter.com/APWu6VZ73A
  36. @UnioByHarness @ukedchat Definitely! Accelerated reader makes them so competitive too - it's fab. 100% on quiz = raffle ticket & entered into a prize draw #UKedchat
  37. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness A3 Reading comprehension. Attention spans have dropped so much, staying focused & taking in what is being read can be challenging #UKEdChat
  38. @ukedchat A1 develops wider subject knowledge, enhances learning & aids progress on so many levels #ukedchat
  39. #UKEdChat A3. Inference, fluency, and motivation. Perhaps there are just too many distractions in life for some students?
  40. @ukedchat @UnioByHarness Inference skills normally take some practising & are lacking bc pupils are focusing on understanding individual words #UKedchat
  41. @ukedchat A2: normalise it, as @digicoled said! Embed it in the curriculum at every level & champion reading #ukedchat
  42. @ukedchat @UnioByHarness Part and parcel of reading surely? Integrated into the experience. I've started doing 'detective' lessons to get them thinking - use >>
  43. @WillFastiggi @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness How do you mean attention spans have dropped? What's caused this? #UKEdChat In your opinion...
  44. A3. Long, multi-clausal sentences. Archaic, Latin type words #ukedchat
  45. @WillFastiggi @ukedchat @MissSims4 A3 I agree children just struggle to be captivated by books they cannot remain in the moment
  46. @ukedchat @UnioByHarness Evidence from the text as clues to find out various elements of the character (appearance, demeanour, actions) #UKedchat
  47. #ukedchat I also run @CILIPCKG shadowing groups, using Greenaway shortlisted books with very poor readers, reading by stealth I call it!
  48. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness Maybe too much tech. I love it but there's a time and a place. TV, video games, mobile phones... #UKEdChat
  49. #UKEdChat Q4
What can be done to help secondary students catch up with reading?
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    #UKEdChat Q4 What can be done to help secondary students catch up with reading? Use the hashtag in your replies pic.twitter.com/Wjnl5E1alx
  50. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness A3: wider reading off the curriculum & reading consistently (through course) #ukedchat
  51. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @carney_maura @a_haq A4. This implies that pupils are not arriving at secondary school for the reading to be done there? #UKEdChat Something wrong in prim stage?
  52. A4 They read so much with regards to subj spec texts & terms I'm not sure if some of them get enough time to read for pleasure #UKEdChat  https://twitter.com/ukedsch/status/910946490406854656 
  53. #ukedchat A4, I interview students in my reading catch up sessions, to find out their interests. I trawl charity shops for relevant books
  54. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @carney_maura @a_haq Effective transition. With primary feeders to learn what they're doing in year 6. Students to ring their Eng book with them from prim to sec
  55. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness A3 word meaning and vocab. I teach Y6 and had to go through meaning of the word 'bare' today. Assume nothing. #innercity #EAL #ukedchat
  56. @UKEdSch A3 lacking the habit to look up words which they read yet don't understand or are unfamiliar with #ukedchat
  57. @UKEd_Wales Is reading social media, text message etc reading for pleasure? #UKEdChat If so, then a lot of young people are doing loads of reading! 😱
  58. #UKEdChat my school wants me to lead on the acelerated reading programme. I've seen it work but find some kids just want to quiz
  59. @UKEdSch @teacherchalky1 What's obvious to us isn't always obvious to our students... 😏 #ukedchat
  60. @carney_maura @ukedchat @MissSims4 How funny. Suppose bear has its own meaning as an intensifier nowadays to further confuse! You must have been bear perplexed!
  61. @ukedchat @CILIPCKG I find it works very well, regularly, after these sessions, the students come to my room to borrow similar books from previous years.
  62. #UKEdChat Q5
How can teachers utilise the interest in digital tech/smartphones to encourage quality reading?
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    #UKEdChat Q5 How can teachers utilise the interest in digital tech/smartphones to encourage quality reading? Use the hashtag in your replies pic.twitter.com/JcwqPNPwht
  63. @UKEd_Wales IMHO, I think reading for pleasure comes from the early years of life. Always has been #UKEdChat Again, my opinion. Family/parents crucial.
  64. Q5. Book reviewing apps like Goodreads. Blogging - reading, creating, sharing, #ukedchat
  65. @UKEd_Wales But yes #UKEdChat I think the testing regime puts pressure on the teachers, who cannot convey reading for pleasure. A need to pass the exam.
  66. @ukedchat A2- Staff team invested in reading for pleasure strategy and modelling reading behaviour and book talk #ukedchat
  67. @digicoled @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @carney_maura @a_haq A production line where reading is taught but only the cream of the crop access the deeper level of learning
  68. @UKEdSch A5 find some text o line that you want students to read then get them to play a game based on what they've read #ukedchat
  69. @ukedchat Only had one failure, lots of boys are obsessed with rappers, Eminem, for example. Bought book,is still in my room, due to all the 'fuffin'
  70. @UKEdSch A5: Reading can also include listening to someone else read while you follow along #ukedchat great for students with learning differences
  71. @UKEdSch With a top set maybe, but it takes some training with a bottom set #ukedchat
  72. @UnioByHarness @ukedchat @MissSims4 Yday we read: 'he couldn't answer cuz of the lump in his throat' My lovelies thot it was food related. Never heard that saying b4
  73. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 A5 We try & encourage students to engage with useful study apps like @litcharts do they are reading on their phones or iPads #ukedchat
  74. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching A5 Text-to-Speech, graphic organisers, display controls on tablets to make reading easier #UKEdChat
  75. @ReadingatLLP @ukedchat pleasure strategy sounds like the only my strategy I would love to read
  76. @UKEdSch We do this, we use renaissance reading and it works really well as the students get tested on what they've read #ukedchat
  77. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 #ukedchat teachers (myself included) often get lost in teaching for today rather than how the world will look when our pupils shape it
  78. @ukedchat Get some raised eyebrows and pitying looks from volunteers in shops, Beiber? Wouldn't have had YOU down as a belieber. Eminem?? Really???
  79. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching A5 continued - There are also a lot of apps that make learning to read fun as well as audiobooks. #UKEdChat
  80. #UKEdChat Q6
Does reading for pleasure improve standards of English?
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    #UKEdChat Q6 Does reading for pleasure improve standards of English? Use the hashtag & A6... pic.twitter.com/Q1ZSOSTWWc
  81. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 Using technology and keeping up to date with change is important to keep children engaged and ready for tomorrow's world
  82. @dailydenouement @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @litcharts yes we have to adapt but need to see Impact with tech not just a new shiny toy
  83. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac #UKEdChat A6. Sometimes you have to just go with what interests the individual. One student of mine likes horror stories. That's the hook!
  84. @ukedchat A2 -- #UKEdChat Continue to encourage parents to read with AND to children. Staff MUST be passionate and vocal about their reading loves.
  85. @UKEdSch A2 Daily story time so chn can listen to someone reading, access to a good school library, share your love of books #UKEdChat
  86. A5 When we have reading breakfasts & other events we encourage them to bring devices as well as books. Also graphic novels etc #ukedchat
  87. @digicoled @ukedchat @MissSims4 @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac Agreed! Our sports bios are probably most popular during library hr. Graphic novels also a good way in as someone mentioned earlier
  88. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac #ukedchat yes I believe it does massively and their is a strong link to using technologies as stated previously to engage pupils
  89. @UKEdSch A1 Reading is important in subjs such as maths when dealing with problems or reasoning questions. #UKEdChat
  90. @ukedchat A2 -- #UKEdChat Library lessons for book exposure. Staff to read aloud. Stop using the phrase 'silent reading' like it's a punishment.
  91. @WardyWardster @ukedchat Would agree. Parents (mum AND dad) are key here in developing a love of stories and reading, from a REALLY early age #UKEdChat
  92. @UKEdSch A6 #ukedchat Depends how you define standards of English! Certainly, it develops vocabulary and deepens imagination.
  93. @UKEdSch A1 So important to allow chn time to read, to have access to a wide range of reading books and to read to them too #UKEdChat
  94. A6: Definitely! Reading for pleasure opens new doors in the mind that can only boost our standard of knowledge and creativity #ukedchat
  95. #UKEdChat Q7
How does your school community encourage reading for pleasure among adults (parents/staff)?
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    #UKEdChat Q7 How does your school community encourage reading for pleasure among adults (parents/staff)? Use the hashtag & A7... pic.twitter.com/K1LeNoLRUX
  96. I think the students always love it if they can read each other's work/stories especially if using @BookCreatorApp #ukedchat
  97. #UKEdChat A6 does it have to. Why does everything have to be measured? #pleasurestrategy read simply because we love it
  98. @WardyWardster @ukedchat Reading out loud is comfortably my favourite part of teaching. I've been perfecting my Hagrid this week. #ukedchat
  99. @UKEdSch A3 From end of yr reading test my class are v good at decoding, many find inference challenging + stamina to read longer texts #UKEdChat
  100. #ukedchat delighted to be chosen to form judging panel for @royalsociety children's book prize, this year, another great hook!
  101. @digicoled @ukedchat Yes...from an early age...and NOT stopping. No one needs to know (parents don't brag on Facebook!) I hope I'm still reading to mine in KS4!
  102. Really great questions this evening by the way....getting me thinking....lots and reading loads of other tweets & replies! 😉 #ukedchat
  103. @PSRoberts5 @WardyWardster @ukedchat From experience, I found that it was mainly the mum. But children loved hearing stories and reading from dad #UKEdChat My experience also.
  104. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @keran77 @rondelle10_b I believe so. From personal experience and as a teacher I've witnessed the disparity between readers and non-readers, esp vocab #ukedchat
  105. #ukedchat A lot of my students love @tompalmerauthor's brilliant work. They love to feel involved in creation of topical online stories.
  106. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @lottiepopsmum @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi A7 Applied for World Book Night books for parents. I like to share books I've enjoyed with colleagues who are book lovers too #UKEdChat
  107. @WardyWardster @ukedchat Yes, good luck with that #UKEdChat But in seriousness, the family unit should enjoy reading stories with each other
  108. #UKEdChat Q8
What are the biggest obstacles in encouraging children to read for pleasure?
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    #UKEdChat Q8 What are the biggest obstacles in encouraging children to read for pleasure? Use the hashtag & A8... pic.twitter.com/2D9o3cMZGa
  109. @Mr_RichTech @WardyWardster @ukedchat yes yes yes I'm perfecting my gothic horror voice, lights out & listening every part of the body
  110. @UKEdSch A6 Chn who enjoy reading tend to have better writing skills, wider vocab etc. The opposite is true of chn who don't read at home #UKEdChat
  111. @teacherchalky1 @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac @elanimcd We did have, but that has sort off fallen off the radar #ukedchat I've made a what I've read so far in 2017 display to go up nxt week 😀
  112. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @keran77 @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi A7 We have a monthly staff book club for both teacher's and general staff with the library offering free copies of the book #ukedchat
  113. @UKEdSch A8 students preconceptions about reading, a lack of parental encouragement & a range of other distractions #ukedchat
  114. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @lottiepopsmum #UKEdChat A8. Without getting political (which means that I am), the closure of libraries & making a good range of books easily available
  115. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi A8 In the past it was lack of books for chn at home (some had none) so a new sch library has helped with that #UKEdChat
  116. @UKEdSch A3 Active reading - asking questions as they read and making appropriate inferences. #UKEdChat
  117. @ukedchat A1 Absolutely vital. As Maths Lead there is so much reading and comprehension involved #reasoning #problemsolving #UKEdChat
  118. @digicoled @WardyWardster @ukedchat I agree. Reading knows no gender it welcomes everyone with open pages
  119. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @anmajac A8 Books are competing against TV, video games and smartphones. Parents who don't encourage it are also unhelpful. #UKEdChat
  120. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @lottiepopsmum @keran77 @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi Engaging parents can sometimes prove difficult in SE Northumberland. Well thought out home learning where reading is a byproduct is needed
  121. @storifiedart I personally don't buy that, and think it's an excuse #UKEdChat We read our technology, in most cases?
  122. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 A8 Cost of books/availability of books outside of school. So many local libraries are closing! #ukedchat
  123. @digicoled @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @lottiepopsmum Very true. I wonder if Michael Rosen is still running his fantastic campaign for our libraries.
  124. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi A8 A local scheme called Every Child a Library Member means by lower KS2 all chn have a membership card for library close to sch #UKEdChat
  125. @UKEdSch A8 - parental support. They ask for extra homework but don't monitor reading effectively nor model a passion themselves. #UKEdChat
  126. #UKedchat Students get a huge kick out of seeing their critiques and comments on the @CILIPCKG website, I do big corridor display too!
  127. @ukedchat I mean its sometimes a lot more attractive to some children to play on an app or watch TV rather than read an actual book #ukedchat
  128. #UKEdChat Q9
Are school strategies supposed to support reading development effective?
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  129. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac A8 Library stock. If I won the lottery, I would buy out the children's section of Waterstone's and donate it to my school. #ukedchat
  130. @UKEdSch I think teachers who do not live what they preach. Chd need to see teachers reading for enjoyment too. #UKEDChat
  131. @WillFastiggi @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @anmajac Great point & as tech gets more accessible it's ever more important to encourage reading at an early age #ukedchat
  132. @UKEdSch A6 - yes as they approach texts with confidence not trepidation. It develops fluent readers - half the battle. #UKEdChat
  133. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac @restless_sarah @KathrynNutbeem #UKEdChat A9. I would say it depends on the passion, commitment and engagement of the teacher undertaking the intervention with the pupils.
  134. @nickotkdV @UKEdSch One of my fav times of the day is story time (last 15 mins of the day). They groan when I tell them I need to stop it's home time! #UKEdChat
  135. @digicoled @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @lottiepopsmum A8 Agree and libraries that have closed are largely in rural areas - main ones in cities unaffected - making these comm vulnerable #UKEdChat
  136. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @keran77 @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi A8 Government Cuts.Our local mobile library has just cut its service to the village.Our portal to a thousand adventures is gone. #ukedchat
  137. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @keran77 @rondelle10_b Q9- We use the accelerated reading programme- where the children complete a comprehension quiz, after each book! #UKEdChat
  138. @RobertsNiomi @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @keran77 @rondelle10_b Is it effective, or does it help pass exams? #UKEdChat (Genuine question). I mean, does it encourage reading for pleasure?
  139. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @keran77 @rondelle10_b It does both! Helps towards SATs, but also the children genuinely enjoy reading the range of books! 👌📚
  140. #UKEdChat Q10
Share the authors/texts/genres which are most popular for reading with your students.
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  141. @ukedchat @RobertsNiomi @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @keran77 @rondelle10_b Quizzes where children compete against their peers are effective in my opinion - but need to be managed carefully. @Kahoot is good for this.
  142. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @keran77 @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi #UKEdChat A8 - parents/book ownership/lack of qualified school librarians/ lack of schl lib budgets/lack of coverage in media
  143. @ChrisAFRIN @digicoled @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @lottiepopsmum I drive my husband mad when we go away for a break, it's the first thing I do when we've unpacked and left the hotel!!
  144. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @keran77 @rondelle10_b I have a whole range of high quality texts that they read alongside! Focus on vocabulary and enjoyment of different themes! ☺
  145. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac @restless_sarah @KathrynNutbeem #ukedchat depends on many factors: time, S buy in, parent buy in, target audience, ethos of sch, slt support, tch buy in. All impact effect
  146. @ukedchat @ChrisAFRIN @digicoled @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 I'm fairly well off and baulk at book prices...some families just don't have ANY spare cash & certainly not for books!
  147. @ukedchat @carney_maura @a_haq @PSRoberts5 @lottiepopsmum A8 Speed reading to get to the end of the book / chapter because that's the h/w.
  148. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi A9 Bookshare = chn split into groups with an adult each. We share a book and talk about it each week. Reading skills do improve #UKEdChat
  149. #ukedchat A10, @tompalmerauthor, writes online stories about major sporting events, these hook even sports haters and reluctant readers!
  150. @UKEdSch A10 Roald Dahl is still a favourite. It helps when there's a fun day dedicated to him (just the other week too) #UkEdChat
  151. #ukedchat Q10 Tom Gates books, still Roald Dahl, Beast Quest books have been popular for quite a while too!
  152. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac @restless_sarah @KathrynNutbeem @ChrisAFRIN Letters from a lighthouse. Shackleton's journey. Cogheart. We love a picture book too-Flotsam, The Arrival. Perigee&Me, The Dark Hollow
  153. @UKEdSch Parents also read Roald Dahl so they share their favourites with their children which encourages it. #UkEdChat
  154. A10: Roald Dahl is always a solid fave! Also thought-provoking texts based in historical events #UKEdChat
  155. @ukedchat @MissSims4 @UnioByHarness @BCthinking @OLewis_coaching @WillFastiggi @anmajac @restless_sarah @KathrynNutbeem @ChrisAFRIN A10 Personal faves from LKS2 include Harry Potter,Iron Man & Flat Stanley. Holes,Wonder,Danny CoW & Goodnight Mr T great for UKS2 #ukedchat
  156. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi @storifiedart @salipner My class like Roald Dahl a lot. They seem to enjoy fantasy and adventure genres most. Some love non fiction more than stories #UKEdChat
  157. #ukedchat brilliant local writers like @davidjalmond, students love books written with local content and colloquial language.
  158. Thanks for the chat tonight #UkEdChat. It was good to be able to stay for the whole hour this time! Looking forward to sharing more ideas.
  159. @ukedchat @teacherchalky1 @elanimcd @Mr_RichTech @keran77 @rondelle10_b @RobertsNiomi @storifiedart @salipner We r having such a gorgeous time also with Goodnight Mr Tom linked to our topic of WW2. Looking forward to our big write tomorrow 😊#excited
  160. Thanks for tonight's #ukedchat - enjoyed it a lot! Hope to chat with all you fabulous teacherfolk again soon :)