I found out I have an interview on Wednesday in a Primary School which is a link school to the one I currently work in as PPA teacher. There are 2 posts going and I had a long chat with the head already at my visit so I am pretty hopeful that I might have a good shot. The one thing that has come up in past interviews has been my lesson, I tend to try and do something too complicated for the time given and end up doing lots of things not very thoroughly. Obviously I don't do this as a teacher but I have a lot more flexibility and longer lessons! I have been given the task of teaching a 20-25min lesson with a focus on reading of all things. I know about doing guided reading sessions with small groups but I can't recall ever doing a whole class lesson on reading. I know the school have a big focus on reading comprehension at the moment and their guided reading sessions include writing in their reading record book about the book they have been reading. So I know I have to do something with reading comprehension, but I am stumped as to how I could do this with a whole class of year 2's! Do I read them a short story then do some drama surrounding it (hot seating or something) or do I do a guided reading type activity? (write about a character in the story/event etc) I obviously can't get the whole class to read the same book as they won't have enough and plus I wouldn't know what the book is previously! I have absolutely no idea what kind of thing they are expecting of me! I am currently thinking about reading a book to them and then doing a comprehension activity of some kind (in 25min it won't be anything written probably) and then in the interview afterwards explaining that this would be the sort of activity I would do with a small group, with them reading the book independently. I would also talk about the importance of children listening to books as well as reading them to develop their reading skills (reading along with the words) Anyone have any suggestions??