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Engage students with reading and creative writing using interactive stories

An interactive story is one where the reader can choose how they navigate through it. The reader will be presented with critical choices at various points. The key thing is the reader is very much an active participant in the story. Here are a few different ways to engage students by creating their own interactive stories.

Making the most of guided reading time

Guided reading is a successful feature of literacy lessons in more and more primary schools. At the core to the approach is the focus on a small group working together using the same selected text. Here are some ways to make the best use of that valuable time together.

Idea: Opening a door to reading

Some ideas are just too nice not to share! The children at Mandy's school enjoyed a neat activity for World Book Day that could be adapted to work anytime of the school year or for different topics. They turned their classroom doors into book covers!