Children's Voices

Langlees Primary School

At this school, the tutees and tutors take part in Circle Time activities to help explore how they are feeling about Read On and how it might be improved. These sessions are sometimes captured on video. Here are some of the thoughts of the tutors and tutees a few weeks into the project. 

TUTEES

"I like it when ...."

"I like it because there are lots of books to read." 
"I like it when I get to choose my own books." 
"I like it when I get all the words right" 
"I like it when we are reading." 
"I like the books." 
"I like it when I get smiley faces." 
"I like drawing smiley faces" 
"I like filling in the sheet."

"I don't like it when ...."

"I don't like it when we have to stop!" 
"I don't like it when the P7s are going too fast and we can't catch up with them." 
"I don't like it when your partner sometimes can't read the words." 
"I like it when I can read the book by myself." 
"I don't like it when I get muddled up." 
"I don't like it when it gets boring - when you do too much reading." 
"I don't like it when you've got to talk loud." 
"I don't like it when the teacher tells you to be quiet when you're reading out loud." 
"I don't like it when you've got to sit on the floor." 
"I don't like it when my partner goes too slow."

"Read On is ...."

"Read On is perfect and brilliant." 
"Read On is fun." 
"Read On is good." 
"Read On is wonderful." 
"Read On is great." 
"Read On is excellent." 
"Read On is the best thing in school. " 
"Read On is fantastic." 
"Read On is really, really good."

 

TUTORS

"What I think about Read On...."

"I enjoy it. The new P7s need to try it next year. You make friends." 
"I like the pair I'm in. It's going well." 
"It's a good idea. You can laugh at the jokes together. Shouldn't swap partners." 
"The best readers in P7 should work with the worst readers in P3." 
"The poor P7s should work with the poor P3s. You don't want the P3s showing off." 
"There should be stamps or stickers as rewards for the P3s." 
"There should be a calendar to say who is off." 
"Maybe they (the tutees) could draw pictures so they could remember the books. You 
could look at their understanding and their drawings then." 
"People might make fun of their drawings though." 
"Could do book review tests" 
"Could take turns choosing the books." 
"Sometimes the tutees pick too easy books like pop-ups and they don't learn new words." 
"Get them to try harder books. You could help them with harder books." 
"Sometimes the P3 chooses the same book all the time."

"Read On is ...."

"Read On is learning." 
"Read On is better for the tutees." 
"Read On is enjoyable." 
"Read On is super." 
"Read On is magnificent." 
"Read On is going well." 
"Read On is progressing." 
"Read On is brilliant." 
"Read On is fun." 
"Read On is all right." 
"Read On is good." 
"Read On is superb." 
"Read On is co-operating."

summary compiled by Whitney Barrett

 

Bankier Primary School

I enjoy Paired Reading because you get to read a lot of different kind of books including novels, information books or story books. I also think that P6s and P3s learn a lot because if they are stuck we can help if they ever have problems. My Paired Reading partner (Emma Gaitens) reads well, talks well about books and she has very good knowledge about things. I would enjoy Paired Reading much more if rather than 15 minutes a day maybe about 20-25 minutes. If it was, Paired Reading would be even better and I would enjoy it even more and so would everyone else.

Daniel Henderson

I like Paired Reading because it helps everybody. My reader is Derek. He tries hard at words.

Zoe Parker

Paired Reading is fun. I like it. I like it because the books are funny.

John M

I like Paired Reading because I have a good partner. It is good and it is fun.

Karen

My reader is a very good reader. He tried very hard at difficult words. My reader's name is Kris Ferguson.

Kayleigh Inglis

I like Paired Reading. You get to read on your own when you do a signal.

Kirstie

I like Paired Reading because it is fun. I have read all of the book.

Rachel Allan

I like Paired Reading because you get to read lots of books.

Ashleigh

I like the Paired Reading because it helps P3 and us too.

Sarah McGuire

I like Paired Reading because it is fun and you learn more words.

Rachel Carter

I like Paired Reading because it is fun and you get to choose what book you like. I also like my partner Lyndsey.

LeighAnn

I like Paired Reading because I learn new words.

Craig Ferguson

I like Paired Reading because you can learn to read better.

Debbie

I love Paired Reading because I learn to read more words then I will be able to read books by myself.

Thomas

I like Paired Reading because the pictures in the books are good.

Grieg

I like Paired Reading because it is fun and good.

Alan

I like the BP Read On project because I think it develops both classes' reading skills.

Emma Robertson

I like Paired Reading because you have a helper to help you.

Johnny

I like Paired Reading because your helper is there to help you.

John Hixon

I like Paired Reading because the P6 helper is always there.

Francis

Further Details

Further feedback from Children will be found in the Evaluation section of this website.