The books selected for guided reading in Key Stage One are intended to develop deeper understanding of text. Our selection is not driven by phonic decodability (our book banded selections are) and these are not books we would necessarily expect children to be able to read independently. There are different ways of approaching guided reading in Key Stage One and it is important to keep the reading needs of the children at the front of your mind when planning. These are books that can be used with the majority of children but using different approaches, e.g. reading aloud to the group, or paired reading, mixed ability groups. We have indicated where a book is more challenging which will help you select texts to use with groups of children working at Greater Depth. Accessible texts may be more suitable for children who may not be working at the expected level for their age.
Shhh! You are about to enter a giant's castle. Can you get through the book without waking up the enormous scary giant? What will you do if he wakes up? Why shut the book of course! Shhh! is based loosely on Jack and the Beanstalk and physically involves the child in narrative and adventure. Lift-up flaps cleverly offer reassurance to the intruder until they reach the final pages.
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- 32 pages
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