Reading

Reading skills

When teaching reading in KS1, we teach the children 5 different reading skills:

  • Draw on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts.
  • To identify/ explain key aspects of fiction and non fiction texts, such as characters, events, titles and information.
  • Identify and explain the sequence of events in texts.
  • To make inferences from the text.
  • To predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far.

This term, we are focussing on the following three reading skills:

  • Identify and explain the sequence of events in texts.
  • To make inferences from the text.
  • Draw on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts.

Below is an example text which is suitable for most children in Year 2. We have also uploaded some example questions for each of the reading skills based on this text. Next to each question is a number linking to the correct domain questions.

Example Content Domain Questions

Reading Comprehension A New Pet

Reading Comprehension Emperor Penguins

Reading Comprehension Emperor Penguins Simpler

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