Reading

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,

summarising the main ideas from more than one paragraph

Make inferences from the text / explain and justify inferences with evidence from text.

Below is an example text from the book we are currently studying in English. The Book is called ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar.  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.

Please also see the link to year 5 recommended reads and books linked to our current topic

Holes Chapters 1 2 3

Reading Questions Holes

Example Content Domain Questions

Recommended Reading List Year 5

Year 5 Recommended Reads

You can find additional recommendations here:

Year 5 Age 9-10