Independent Reading

Being an independent reader means knowing if a book is ‘just right’ for you . . .  but how do you know?  Here are some ideas to use when teaching the children how to select a book that ‘fits’.

Independent Reading – CLICK HERE!

The Daily 5‘ by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser is packed full of fantastic structural techniques to support your literacy programmes.

The I PICK strategy is used to teach learners how to select a text that is a ‘good-fit’ for them.


A PowerPoint template on how to introduce this strategy can be found below.


The BOOKMATCH strategy is another process that can be used to teach learners in the upper primary/ secondary  how to select a ‘good-fit’ text.


CLICK HERE for a link to suggested lessons which will support you in teaching the BOOKMARK strategy for text selection.

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