Tom Palmer's World Cup journey 4
Posted by Tom Palmer
10 Jun 2010
A school in Greater Manchester is running a secret football book group. They emailed me the details:
“I selected four boys who are in the lower attaining group for reading and suggested to them that we could meet regularly (weekly initially) to read, talk about books and football, and maybe a few reading activities. I meet with them when the rest of the class are doing Guided Reading with the morning teacher. They have a 'passport' for the secret club and date it every time we meet.
“So far we have read the first couple of chapters of one of your books, done a 'what's the missing word in the headline?' activity, taken from a sports page of a newspaper, and done some reading aloud to practice dialogue and reinforce dialogue punctuation. I have also challenged them to read a certain number of books (they chose their own target number) and they have a sheet to record titles and author.
“Last time we met, they initiated a discussion about this, and they all increased their own target, so that'll be interesting; will check next week how they are doing with that. I bought several more of your books and operate a sort of lending library so that they can read them at home.”
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