Reading

When reading, we teach the children 8 different reading skills. These skills link to the 8 types of questions children will need to answer in their end of KS2 reading assessment.

The reading skills are as follows:

  • Give/explain the meaning of words in context
  • Retrieve and record information/identify key details from fiction and non-fiction.
  • Summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph
  • Make inferences from the text/explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text
  • Predict what might happen from details stated and implied
  • Identify/explain how information/narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole.
  • Identify/explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases.
  • Make comparisons within the text. 

This half term will be focussing on the following 3 skills:

  • Give/explain the meaning of words in context
  • Retrieve and record information/identify key details from fiction and non-fiction.
  • Summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph

Below is an example text ‘. We have attached some example questions for this extract. We have put the corresponding reading skills next to each question so you can see how questions link to the skills we teach.

. Year 3 Extract And Example Questions For Each Domain

Year 3 Questions In Domains For Reading At Home

 

Recommended Books

The Oak National Academy have developed a library for people to visit.   Each week, they will update the library.

If you would like to choose a book to listen being read aloud, why not try Audible Stories. Here you can find Kid Normal, The Dragon Squisher, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland amongst others!

There are lots of wonderful books about Gladiators ready! (our topic), both fact and fiction, for you to immerse yourselves in. Here are a few suggestions: