Volunteer resources

Help and guidance on how to support children's reading will, in the first instance, come from your school.  If, however, you would like more information on phonics, how to support children in different age groups, the best ways to work with struggling readers, plus fun ideas for literacy games, have a look below.

Oxford Owl is an award-winning website from Oxford University Press, created to support children’s learning both at home and at school.  Click here to visit the Oxford Owl website where you will find for thousands of free resources, including storytelling tips, games, and downloadable information sheets.

Schoolreaders' guidance notes

for volunteers working with children in Key Stage 1

Attached are guidance notes which will give you some ideas for ways to support Key Stage 1 children as they read with you.  There are some practical tips on how to set up your session, and then some questions that may provide good ways to get the child to explore and analyse the text.  As ever, school staff should be on hand to help you with more guidance should you need it. 

Schoolreaders' guidance notes

for volunteers working with children in Key Stage 2

Children in Key Stage 2 should be developing as excited and involved readers.  In our guidance notes you will find lots of questions which will help you probe a child's understanding of their text, and which should help them on to deeper comprehension of the other books they read. 

As ever, school staff should be on hand to help you with more guidance should you need it. 

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