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reading record comments

Discussion in 'Early Years' started by qualiteacher, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. qualiteacher

    qualiteacher New commenter

    Hello all,
    Have just been working on a guide for assessing reading for new staff and wanted to compile a list of possible reading comments to be written in the children's individual reading records.
    Along the lines of:
    XXX used finger to track words from left to right
    YYY answered questions about events in the story
    ZZZ used sounds he knows to help him read CVC words

    Anyone got any suggestions?
  2. zzz pointed to the title

  3. You're assessing new staff's reading skills?
  4. mystery10

    mystery10 Occasional commenter

    Yep, and the new staff are children?!
  5. It really doesn't matter that much what you write, as long as you take the time to bother. Showing that you value parents and their contribution and that you check usually ensures that most parents make an effort to listen to their child read at home.
  6. surely a qualified teacher can think of general comments to write about a child that follow the lines of the ones suggested by the OP, if not the there is a serious problem
  7. qualiteacher

    qualiteacher New commenter

    Thanks everyone, the comments are to help TAs and staff new to EY. Just to give them a starting point. The parents will read them too and add their own comments as well. Any more suggestions?
  8. How about:

    Great blending!

    Lovely chat about the story.

    We laughed at the ending.

    We enjoyed sharing the story.

    ......read that to me really well!

    My point being, we are in danger as a profession of being a bit too formal and stuffy with how we describe things. If comments are to be in children's reading record books and shared with parents, or modelled examples for parents, perhaps we can bring in a bit of natural humanity?

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