Reading a book by a favourite author in the reading corner 'I Want My Dummy' by Tony Ross
Daniel chose his favourite book to read in the reading corner and was joined by his teacher who asked questions on the text.
- read with expression, reading big black words with heavier emphasis and emulating the voice of a spoilt princess
- in response to the question 'Can you tell me all the places that the Little Princess found her dummy?' he flicked through the book and identified the three locations
- when responding to 'Why did the princess say the dummy belonged to teddy?' he answered 'Her cousin would think that she was a baby if she had a dummy and she didn't like being called a baby… that would really make her upset
- he identified that the story takes place in a castle 'It's because she's a princess and princesses live in castles.'
- when talking about the book Daniel said he chose it because he likes the author Tony Ross and the Little Princess series of books and enjoys watching it on television.
- Read key words automatically and used phonic strategies to decode unfamiliar words. Read with some fluency and expression (AF L2 b1, b2 and b3).
- Recalled the names of characters and could locate information from the text (AF2 L2 b1 and b2).
- Made simple inferences about how the princess was feeling and, for example, about why she pretended the dummy was not hers (AF3 L2 b1).
- Daniel could give reasons for why the princess was not happy having a brother. He could not infer what would be the best thing about having a brother and needed prompting to infer that they could play together when they grew up (AF3 L1 B1).
- Some awareness of types of punctuation (AF4 L2 b1).
- Simple comment about preferences linked to his own experience (AF6 L1 b1).
- Identified the type of book with some awareness that books are set in different places (AF7 L2 b2).