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Reading Corner's

Discussion in 'Primary' started by charlielou3, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. Hi.

    I am an NQT in a year 3/4 class. As a school we have been asked to make 'gorgeous' reading corner's in our classrooms. Mine is currently a book shelf and that's it. Does anyone have any good ideas how I can make it more appealing? I am also looking for some good posters about reading strategies etc if anyone knows where I can find some.

  2. Drapes (cheap from Ikea) from the ceiling. Cushions, throws, beanbags from Dunelm or similar. Displays showing book of the week (try www.lovereading4schools.co.uk if unsure of titles).
    And that should read reading corners (no apostrophe as it's a plural).
  3. Gloriousness

    Gloriousness New commenter

    Please don't use apostrophes for plurals.

    Anyway, looking at your year group, they probably don't want some roleplay area that may be better suited to KS1. I know the 3/4s I taught wouldn't have.
    What will make it attractive to them is a good selection of books, comfortable seating as a way to get cosy, and possibly even some form of fabric or curtain so that they can shield themselves away from the rest of the class.
    That's what my lot would want, anyway.

  4. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Never had year 3 or 4, but have had year 5 and 6 and now have year 2, so a bit of everything should more or less suit you.

    Lots of cushions, some large enough to share always go down well.

    Making the bookshelf into a divider type structure means they get a bit of privacy for chatting and giggling about books. Bite your lip and don't tell them off for this...it is a good thing!

    I have some A4 posters from communication4all:

    And some cards from ****** :
    They might be too young for your year 3/4, out year 3 teachers have them up though.

    Lots here as well:

    Get them to make some posters or displays themselves. We can put up lots of lovely bits, but it might not appeal to them. think what your literacy or general topic is and try to make it link to that.
  5. sueemc

    sueemc New commenter

    and a wallmounted wire book rack - so the children can see the books face-on -someone was selling them for 9.99 on ebay:)
    the books become a great display themselves then that it easily adapted to suit genres etc.
  6. Apostrophe for a plural - aaaarrrgggggghhhhh. NO!
    I'm not being a pedant, honest. But it screams out to anyone who is vaguely literate. Please, please, please don't teach children to use apostrophes till you understand this.
  7. As for a reading corner... why not look for a cheap shaggy/furry rug. Then if you get voile (a floaty net type material) for draping in a similar colour, it will come together.

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