Preparing a Read Write Inc. storybook for teaching

See how teachers from Newington Community Primary School in Ramsgate plan and prepare their books for teaching. The photos show how they:

  • introduce the story (Reading activity 3 and 4)
  • use Power words and key vocabulary in their discussion (RA 3 and 4)
  • make links between real-life experiences and stories they have heard before (RA 3 and 4)
  • prepare questions for children to discuss with their partner (RA 3 and 4)
  • plan for the use of role-play with puppets and props (RA 3, 6 and 7)
  • explain words and ideas. Plan where to Think out loud during the Explain a page and Questions to talk about activities (RA 6)
  • use ‘walking thesaurus words’ (RA 6 and 7)
  • annotate the book with ideas for teaching storyteller voice (RA 7).




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