One of the students in my class, ended the school year in 2016 with a reading age of 8 years. This put her "at" the National Standard for Year 3, but it placed her in my middle group for term 1. This was the group that was working with a very basic version of reading wider and deeper into our cluster wide Inquiry Te Taiao o Tamaki.
As a class, we began reading a few times a week from chapter books, and sharing short summaries on our blogs. I did not focus on the actual writing of the summary, but really just wanted to get them sharing and talking about what they were reading. I believe having the freedom to share has helped her discover her own voice when sharing.