PSHE KS2: Coping with reading difficulties

Now he is at secondary school, the support structures Chaz had at primary school for his reading difficulties aren't there.

He loves the new drama opportunities offered at secondary school and all goes well until he has to prepare a reading from a script.

He struggles and his dad isn't much help.

A major embarrassment in front of the class brings his reading difficulty to a head and Chaz ponders what to do.

This clip is from the series L8R Youngers 2, exploring the issues faced by a group of young school friends.

Teacher Notes

Pupils could be asked to share things they find difficult at school.

This could be done anonymously on scraps of paper.

Ask pupils to produce a word shower of how the difficulties make them feel.

After watching the clip, discuss what Chaz should do.

Ask pupils to write him an email telling him about their own difficulties at school as well as offering advice on what to do to help with his reading.

Curriculum Notes

This clip will be relevant for teaching PSHE and Modern Studies at KS2 in England and Northern Ireland, PSE at KS2 in Wales and First Level and Second Level in Scotland.

More from the series L8R Youngers 2:

Balancing new and long standing relationships
Problems with a bad reputation
Problems at home affecting life at school
Support from friends against bullies
Pressure from bullies