We've talked about what being independent means, and completed an 'I' chart as a hub. The I chart is our behavioural expectations during 'Read to Self' time.
We've also talked about the importance of building stamina while reading to self.
We are practising building our reading to self stamina by following our behavioural I chart and being able to do it for a longer period each day.
Our goal is to be able to read to ourselves for 20 minutes. To be able to read for a sustained period of time is really important in these children's reading journey.
We encourage you to let your tamariki choose their own reading material now, and read a book for a period of 20 minutes each night. This reading can be recorded as their home learning instead of the books they bring home.
You can visit the library to allow them to choose their own books, or use these online sources: