To view and download the resource pack, please CLICK HERE or scroll to the end of the post (it's a Google Drive public folder which will open in a new tab). Click on an item to preview it and then click the down arrow to download it. For explanations of the resources, their background and other links, please read below.
For my second year in teaching, I wanted to brand the APP Reading objectives for my Reading display. I based the branding on the Screen Beans (found in Clip Art!) and edited the planning so that each objective was clear. Part way through the year, my team decided to change from Guided Reading (carousel-style) to whole-class teaching of reading, much like we did for maths and other subjects (read why and how we did that here). The other teachers in the team liked the logos I'd created and so we started using them as a year group, referring to the words and displaying the logo when children were working on that skill in a lesson. To support this, I also created RIC target sheets and printed some sticker sheets for each of the logos and words so that teachers could indicate in the work which skill had been achieved using a logo sticker. Each objective had a logo and a word which the children began to know inside out. The branding drove our change to the new planning and, through the three most important skills of retrieval, interpretation and commenting on the author's choice, we named the Screen Bean RIC.
With the new curriculum comes a farewell to APP and a new set of objectives. Therefore this new resource pack is based around the new 2014 Curriculum objectives, instead of APP. Retrieval, interpretation and choice are still important so the character, RIC, remains with some slight alterations to the other objectives.
The new objectives are:
Interpret - including predictions
Choice - including language, structure and presentation
Viewpoint - including history and culture if appropriate
Perform - to make way for the Reading objectives of performance poetry and play scripts
Review - to include written recommendations, presentations and discussions as required in upper KS2
Resources in the Pack
- Logos for each objective, with and without the word, including a set of circle ones.
- Questions and Hints for each objective, for display.
- An editable PowerPoint of all the above.
- Sticker sheets for each objective (70 Square stickers per sheet). Printable sticker sheets be purchased here: 20 Sheets of 70 Square stickers per sheet
- Various logos for "Read with RIC"
- Examples of the RIC (Retrieve, Interpret Choice) starters which we use.
- NEW: Assessment/Objective sheets for upper and lower Key Stage Two.
To find out more about our journey from carousel guided reading to whole-class lessons, click here (will open in a new tab).
I appreciate any comments on the resources (including any errors or typos), links to other posts about Guided Reading or requests for more information - just leave them in the comments below or via Twitter. Also, if you use the logos to create other resources which you are happy to share, please get in touch so they can be added to the folder.
To see all other blog posts about whole-class reading lessons, click here.