Supporting Students at Home

Home Reading

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Some people have been sending in queries or seeking clarification about the new system for borrowing fluency books. This should help:

To grow as readers students need opportunities to build their confidence and practice. Fluency books provide a resource for students to practice reading independently, to reread and to share their reading success with family members.

Fluency books are ‘just right’ books based on teacher assessment. Students should be able to read them independently or read them confidently to someone at home.

Year 3 students will bring home TWO books on Monday to be returned on Thursdays and TWO books on Thursday to return the following Monday. Students will not be allowed to borrow more books until their previous books have been returned and scanned back into the system.

Books are placed in the return box in the classroom as part of morning routines. Students select and scan new fluency books during class time as part of their language learning. At home please sign the reading log Monday – Thursday to indicate that your child has been reading. Also use this space to communicate any important messages to the teacher regarding reading at home.

As students journey through Year 3 and become increasingly confident as readers they are encouraged and taught to make reading choices based on interest and appropriateness as a result, our Year 3 students can also take out FIVE library books.