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year 6 reading help needed

Discussion in 'Primary' started by groovyshell83, Nov 13, 2011.

  1. groovyshell83

    groovyshell83 Occasional commenter

    Please help. Before half term, I did a reading SATS with my year 6 class. I wasn't very impressed with the results and was more disappointed that only half the chidlren finished the test.I don't want to keep testing them but am not sure what else to do to get them up to speed and answering the questions quickly and accurately.
    Any tips please??
  2. littlerussell

    littlerussell New commenter

    I find that working in pencil helps speed them up ... slightly random, but probably something about the scratchy berol handwriting pens they usually write with.

    Also, our children arrive in Year 6 having been taught that a good comprehension answer is always in full sentences and makes sense ... e.g.

    "Why are children slow at answering comprehension questions in SATs tests in Year 6?"

    Children are slow at answering comprehension questions in SATs tests in Year 6 because ...

    This slows them down incredibly.
  3. minnieminx

    minnieminx New commenter

    Use the tests as a teaching tool. 'Teach' them how to speed read and how to write quick, but full mark answers.

    Keeping on with testing them will simply depress both you and them.

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