Reading Recharged

Activities to put the spark into guided and whole-class reading 

By Alex Barton 

Reading Recharged Bloomsbury

Refresh your approach to teaching reading comprehension with these original guided and whole-class reading activities for the primary classroom.

Running out of ways to get children engaged in reading comprehension? Or are you looking to help reluctant readers discover the magic of books? This book is for you! Reading Recharged includes a wide range of creative ideas, top tips and photocopiable activities for KS1 and KS2, and covers all seven reading skills from the National Curriculum (vocabulary, inference, summarising, predicting, commentating, author choice and retrieval). Designed to spark a love of reading for pleasure, the activities range from an intriguing lie detection task for teaching characterisation to synonym snakes and ladders for practising word choices.

Whether you’re teaching whole-class guided reading or using the carousel format, this book provides advice on structuring your session, as well as tried-and-tested ways to run it successfully. Experienced primary teacher and literacy resource creator Alex Barton shares his top teaching activities to engage and enthuse young readers so you can teach reading with creativity and confidence.

 Reading Recharged is an outstanding resource, bursting with high-quality teaching strategies and resources for each reading domain.’

– Andrew Jennings, bestselling author and teacher, @VocabularyNinja 


Alex Barton is a primary teacher, literacy resource creator and reading coordinator with a passion for guided and whole-class reading. He develops activities to help teachers deliver fun and inspiring literacy lessons and shares them via his popular Twitter account, @MrB_Y3.

 Paperback | 9781472984869 | £24.99

 eBook | 9781472984845 | £22.49

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