Hello, I'm finishing off my third year undergraduate dissertation and I was wondering if any teachers out there would be able to comment on this post with how their school and themselves teach reading to their KS1 pupils. Do you choose your own ways to teach reading, if so what ways are these, or do you have to religiously follow the government guidelines the school wants you to follow, which strategies are you currently following? How many methods do you have yourself and are the methods you use successful? Are your class doing well in learning to read? What percentage of the class do you think will be able to read well/ their reading age matching their actual age by the end of the year? What learning materials do you use when teaching KS1 children to read? Are the KS1 children asked to read at home and if so do they have a 'reading diary' where their efforts can be recorded by a carer? Are carers, on the whole, encouring and helping their children to read at home? What ways of help do you have for children who are struggling to read? I understand there are a lot of questions here but any comments, short summary or recommended materials will be very gratefully received, Thank you very much in advance!