We do guided reading for half an hour every day. Guided reading alternates between whole class comprehension based activities and individual group reading. There are five guided reading groups (Smarty Pants, Clever Cookies, Genius Gems, Super Stars and Whizz Kids) and over the course of the week, each group will read at least twice with the teacher and teaching assistant.
All children are given an individual book to take home. We encourage parents to read with their child every day. Stamps can be earned for daily reading at home. Books are changed after being read three times.
Sutherland aims to foster a love of reading in all children as well as skill. Story time takes place every day (usually at the end of the day). Children are welcome to bring in their own books to be read as a class.