In preparation for leading an INSET day in a local school about how we teach reading (whole class rather than guided reading), I did something I never do: I went into school during half term! I popped in to collect the all books we use in year four during our reading lessons throughout the whole school year to show the type of texts we use.
I couldn't believe what an enormous quantity, quality and variety of texts the children in our classes are being exposed to. I also couldn't believe how heavy they were to carry! These are the physical copies we use however we intersperse these with other free texts and one-off print-outs.
Some of the texts are theme/topic-related books, others are books we read "for pleasure" to our classes and there are other random ones which we link in for specific lessons or objectives. I've set out below which books fit into which category.
Class Readers - these are mainly read for fun but we sometimes do one or two reading lessons based on certain passages or chapters.
Topic/Theme-Related - we use these a lot for our reading lessons while we are learning about the Romans and Egyptians.
Matilda Musical Programme