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Interview - Reading a story. Please help.

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by mross1, Apr 23, 2012.

  1. Hi everyone, please can I have some help?!
    I have been invited
    to my first interview on Wednesday 2nd and have been asked to read a
    story (for 15 min) to a Reception Class. If successful then I will be
    invited for a
    formal interview.
    I was thinking of reading a story sack with
    props and putting some pictures/words up on the interactive board, to
    include visual strategies with the use of
    props and ICT.
    Does anyone have any other ideas? What will they really be looking for in those 15mins?
    I sit
    them down for the whole time whilst I read or should I also include some
    work too? Would that be appropriate for Reception? Do you think I need
    to take a lesson plan with me? I plan on being able to explain what this
    story would lead me on to teaching next, why I chose it etc.
    I'm a bit stuck
    for the interview questions, for example 'current issues', is there
    anything that I need to be aware of other than the current focus on
    Phonics and the new curriculum/EYFS framework?

    Please, any help, advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

  2. Kartoshka

    Kartoshka Established commenter

    I don't know if this is right or not, but if I was asked to read a story then I wouldn't worry about a lesson plan, because it's not really a lesson, is it? I'd guess that if they wanted a lesson then they'd ask you to deliver a literacy lesson based around a book (which you would presumably read and then do an activity with). A story with props sounds lovely for Reception

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