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Reading sequence

At Osbaldwick we want children to become fully immersed in their class book, which is why we follow a 3 part sequence. 

The initial part of the sequence ‘First Encounters’ is where children are asked to make predictions about the book based on the cover, blurb, images or vocabulary that might appear in the book. Alongside their first impressions, it also allows children to be given the background information and context they need to be able to access the book. 

The second part in the sequence is called ‘Digging Deeper’. This aims to explore the book further and to delve into themes, characters and language present within a book. It is covered in many different ways such as conscience alley, freeze frames, character interviews, newspaper reports, in order to ensure that children are fully engaged and really understand their book.

The final part of the sequence is called ‘Back to me’. This part of the sequence ensures that the book and its themes are brought back to the child and their individual learning journey. So it could pose questions such as, ‘What would I have done?’ ‘Is it ever alright to steal?’ ‘How can I help protect the trees around me?’