Reading

Reading Skills

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 reading assessments.

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 reading assessments.

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 focusing on the following 3 skills: Give/explain the meaning of words in context, retrieve and record information and making inferences.

Please see the example text and questions below:

How To Train Your Dragon Extract

Questions for How To Train Your Dragon Extract

Please see the document below for sentence stems from each of the domains that you can use when reading with your child at home:

Example Domain Questions

Recommended Reads

Here are some recommended reads for our topic, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings:

Looking for books?

Check out these recommendations for Year 4 Age 8-9

 

The Oak National Academy have developed a library for children to visit which will be updates weekly.

If you would like to choose a book to listen being read aloud, why not try Audible Stories. Here you can find lots of different books linked to our topic.

It may be worth taking a look at The Book Trust’s 100 Recommended Reads for Children – especially if your are looking for a gift or just expanding the home library!

Use this link for some guidance and inference resources

Click here for some fun and engaging reading games

For some phonics resources follow this link