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24/05/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

A huge thank you to Nightingale Class for being so thoughtful! I received thank you letters in the post from each of the children who took part in our ‘Positive Me’ Progamme. Such a lovely group of children & staff. Thank you for making my evening. Mr Daniels https://t.co/RxWP6mlDkJ

23/05/18

Immensely proud of our Year 3 cohort who took their first RAD Ballet exams today!

17/05/18

Retweetd From Haringey Sixth Form

Exciting on my way to the outstanding to present to year 10 all about our amazing college 🎓

17/05/18

Retweetd From Mr Beezy

Looking forward to another day of motivation, today I’m at for their teach a child the way they should go and they will not depart from it! Looking forward to inspiring year 7-9 students with

15/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Learning and Teaching

Over to the Student Leadership group now who are exploring how every student can develop their personal leadership skills!

15/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Learning and Teaching

First group - Reading. Our focus- closing the comprehension gap through the consistent teaching of reading

15/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Learning and Teaching

Mr K now talking about Dual Coding as a tool for reading comprehension https://t.co/HYTSf4h4jl

15/05/18

Retweetd From Harris Tottenham Learning and Teaching

Tonight is of our all-through TM! We’re sharing a years worth of learning from our Professional Learning Communities.

09/05/18

Retweetd From NSPCC

It can be tricky to know how to keep our kids safe in the online world. Our friendly experts on our free NSPCC Helpline have lots of info and advice: 0808 800 5002 https://t.co/vCoNUQbWSB

27/04/18

Retweetd From BalletBoyz

Day 2 ! Starting the day with an on-stage workshop with Academy teaching piece The Indicator Line. https://t.co/nCtDSIrrup

24/04/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Our have been planning a lesson based on a text considering how they will support all their learners but particularly those with to succeed. Really useful strategies being shared and discussed today! Thanks Tom Adams for leading. https://t.co/LvdMcvl0Z5

24/04/18

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

"Since 2004 the number of EAL students nationally has increased by 275%." A really interesting start to Tom Adams' training focusing on today. https://t.co/kicFOYYcIr

22/04/18

Thank-you to animal workshops for a fantastic afternoon earlier this week! We loved meeting all the animals!

18/04/18

Retweetd From Harris Falconwood

Students from The Harris Experience visited University of Cambridge Gonville & Caius College today for some taster lectures amd a tour of the campus. https://t.co/IWJOs13SrY

29/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

Video which was created for the purpose of the spelling bee. Such a great feeling when you enthuse and encourage students through this event.Proud to be part of this experience https://t.co/KC3gc9mdrk

23/03/18

Retweetd From Royal Ballet School

Welcome to everyone from for tonight's Advance Project performance. A sneak peek from inside the rehearsal room https://t.co/kPfxhO7AQp

14/03/18

Retweetd From Strengthening Minds

A big thank you to the parents that attended the ‘Positive Me’ programme meeting yesterday. It was great to share the progress that is being made and discuss ways in which we can continue to support the children to the best of our ability. https://t.co/yw0ibVhxsU

07/03/18

Wow! Such wonderful celebrations for World Book Day! Well done to our Primary children for your amazing costumes this week!

05/03/18

Primary Students: We cannot wait to see your World Book Day Costumes!

05/03/18

We look forward to welcoming all students back to the Academy today (5th March) at 8.20am. Business as usual!

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Questions to ask when Reading

Dear Parents,

One way you can help your child meet their reading targets is by reading with them every day. You can help by listening to your child read, and then ask some of these questions. Choose the questions that fit best the type of book you’re reading.

  1. What is the title?
  2. Can you think of a different title this book could have?
  3. Why do you think the author chose this title?
  4. What is the setting (where and when the story happens)?
  5.  What adjectives can you use to describe the setting?
  6. Does it remind you of any places you’ve been to?
  7. Why do you think the author chose this setting?
  8. Who are the characters in the story?
  9. Which words can you use to describe the main character/s?
  10. What sort of person is the character? How do you know?
  11. Do you agree with the choices the character makes in the story? Why or why not? What would you have done?
  12. What is the story about?
  13. Describe in your own words what has happened so far in the story?
  14. Can you retell part of the story (a chapter) from the point of view of another character?
  15. Can you predict what the book will be about from the title or the cover illustration?
  16. What do you think will happen next?
  17. Can you find the index?
  18. What does the index help you to do?
  19. Find three facts about…
  20. How does (character) feel when (something happens)? What words tell you that (character) is feeling that way?
  21. Why do you think (character) did that?
  22. What choice would you have made?
  23. What do you think the author meant when he said…?
  24. How do you know (characters) are friends/ enemies?
  25. Does this book have a glossary?
  26. What does the glossary help you to do?
  27. Why do you think the author chose to use this illustration?
  28. How do the arrows, captions, labels in the diagram help you to understand better?
  29. Is this story fiction or non-fiction? How do you know?
  30. Why did the author choose to use a question on this page?
  31. Can you find any speech marks?
  32. Can you find any punctuation other than commas and full stops?
  33. Why do you think the author chose the word…?
  34. Can you find any feeling words?
  35. Can you find any adverbs?
  36. Can you fine any time connectives?
  37. Find the first word in the paragraph: why do you think the author opened the paragraph with that word?
  38. Who is your favorite character? Why?
  39. Did you enjoy the story? Why?
  40. How does that sentence/ paragraph make you feel?
  41. Why did the author use similes?
  42. Can you think of a different way to end the story? Which way is better? Why?
  43. Does the story have a message or teach a lesson?
  44. What other stories texts does this book remind you of?
  45. Have you read anything else by this author?
  46. What do you know about the author?
  47. If you could ask the author 3 questions about the book, what would you ask?
  48. If you could be any of the characters, who would you be?
  49. Would you recommend this book to your friends?
  50. If you had designed the cover for the book, what would you have put on it?

Happy Reading!  And remember…

Model reading behavior, Set a routine, Celebrate all reading!