Independent Reading (Self-Selected Reading)

Part of Bullimbal School Library

To develop reading fluency, conventional students should be reading books that are at or below their reading comprehension level – as it is hard to get more fluent at reading with texts that are too difficult.

Early conventional and transitional students should have levelled readers available to them – as these have a focus on high frequency words and turning them into sight words which, in turn, helps build fluency. But levelled readers should never be the only reading resources available to any reader as we also want to use this area to show them how exciting books are to inspire them to read.

You can also have books available that they can read for enjoyment with an adult, and any books that are in their areas of interest, that are also at an appropriate level.

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