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Am I Going Dotty?

The Dots on the Reading Journals

As some of you know, I regularly listen to children read. However, when I do find a few minutes to do this, children spend more time looking for their books and reading journals than they do actually reading to me. I thought that if the books were more accessible and organised in the classroom then I could hear more children read and this is the same for all staff and volunteers.


Just before the holidays I bought 3 plastic baskets for each class in red, blue and green to go along with matching dots. The dots match the baskets in which children will put their journals every day. A teacher may say to me that he/she has heard all the children in the red basket so I would begin on the blue.


It's as simple as that.