Back again - hope I am doing this right!!
So -on PP1 I read to a Year 1 Class and I think it went very well -I enjoyed it anyway!
I chose Harry McClary books and had time to read 2 stories (the first one introducing him and his mates and the one with Zackery Quack - the duckling).
I chose these because of the age of the listeners, the lovely pictures, the rhyming 'poetry' like feel which gives them great flow, the repeats which draw children along and most of all because I love them!!
The children were engaged, occassionally over enthusiastic about commenting ('I like that one' , 'I have 2 dogs' etc...) and not being my class I was a bit unsure about rules like hand up before asking etc.. so went with the flow a bit, but it did not decend to chaos and I got out alive, so all good!
Next time I would like to choose Kipper - again cos it's great, unless of course I read to year 6, in which case Philip Pullman might be better! Mostly I think I need more practice in reading to a big group - very different from one to one reading with your own child - much more 'controlling' and more people to look at/ check up on - definitely a multi-tasking exercise!
Bye for now