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Reading - Hooked on Books!

At Russells Hall Primary school, reading is taught following Jane Considine’s Hooked on Books pedagogy. The ‘Hooked on Books’ programme is in line with current National Curriculum expectations and encourages the discussion of rich texts.


During our guided reading sessions, the children engage in a vocabulary rich timetable which nurtures their love of reading. In Book Talk, children discuss the texts they are reading through different lenses of the reading rainbow.



In addition to our ‘Hooked on Books’ sessions, children are also encouraged to read their own texts for reading for pleasure. Children are given a level through our STAR reader assessment and then able to choose a book based on their ZPD from our school library.


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