The primary objective of Billinge St Aidan's CE Primary School implementing Jane Considine's Book Talk and VIPERS framework in our primary school's reading curriculum is to foster a love for reading, enhance oral comprehension, and develop strong written comprehension skills among our students. By introducing these research-backed strategies, we aim to create a positive and engaging reading environment that empowers students to become confident, critical, and enthusiastic readers.
Our implementation of Jane Considine's Book Talk and VIPERS will involve incorporating these techniques into our existing reading program across all year levels. Book Talk will be used during interactive read-aloud sessions, where teachers will model active reading behaviors, encourage discussions, and stimulate students' imaginations through shared exploration of diverse literary texts. The VIPERS framework will be applied in written comprehension activities, guiding students to analyze Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval, and Summarization in the texts they read.
To ensure successful implementation, our teachers will undergo professional development sessions to familiarize themselves with the methodologies and strategies involved in Book Talk and VIPERS. We will also invest in a variety of age-appropriate reading materials to cater to the diverse interests and reading levels of our students. Additionally, parents and caregivers will be encouraged to support their child's reading journey by fostering a reading-friendly environment at home and engaging in book discussions.
The adoption of Jane Considine's Book Talk and VIPERS in our primary school's reading curriculum is expected to yield numerous positive impacts on our students, teachers, and the overall learning community. Some key impacts include:
Overall, the adoption of Jane Considine's Book Talk and VIPERS will create a holistic reading program that nurtures lifelong readers and equips students with essential literacy skills crucial for their academic success and personal development.