Leigh sa Bhaile Leabhar B For Second Class is the Irish Language version of "My Read at Home" the popular CJ Fallon English series which is used by many schools as extra reading for pupils at home.
Leigh sa Bhaile is a new series of Irish language books for primary school. They aim to develop reading fluency, comprehension skills and vocabulary development by encouraging daily and independent reading at home. Each book consists of 120 single-page units, (arranged in 30 sections- one per week of the school year) with a variety of styles and genres. Each of the ten themes of the curriculum is covered regularly to ensure development of the theme throughout the school year. These vibrant and modern books are designed to be easily used by teachers, parents and children at each level.
The Leigh sa Bhaile series encourages daily reading practice, which is a key element in promoting literacy. The series aims to develop not only the children’s reading and comprehension skills, but their oral language skills also.
How to use Leigh sa Bhaile
Children are assigned one page of reading for homework each day of the week, except Friday. The teacher can check the reading ability the following day by orally asking the questions provided on each page. Class discussion can also be used to help develop the oral language skills of the children.
As the Leigh sa Bhaile series is an independent series, it can be used in conjunction with any reading programme.