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Key Learning in Reading

Word Reading

Letters and Sounds Phase 6.

  • Apply phonic knowledge and skills to read words until automatic decoding has become embedded and reading is fluent.
  • Read accurately by blending the sounds in words, especially recognising alternative sounds for graphemes.
  • Read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain alternative sounds for grapheme e.g. shoulder, roundabout, grouping.
  • Read words containing common suffixes e.g. –ness, -ment, -ful, -ly.
  • Read further common exception words, noting tricky parts (see bottom).
  • Read frequently encountered words quickly and accurately without overt sounding and blending.
  • Read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation.
  • Re-read these books to build up their fluency and confidence in word reading.
  • Uses tone and intonation when reading aloud.

Read longer and less familiar texts independently.

Comprehension

Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:

  • Listening to a range of texts at a level beyond that at which they can read independently including stories, non-fiction, and contemporary and classic poetry.
  • Sequencing and discussing the main events in stories.
  • Learning and reciting a range of poems using appropriate intonation.
  • Retelling a wider range of stories, fairy tales and traditional tales.
  • Read a range of non-fiction texts including information, explanations, instructions, recounts, reports.
  • Discussing how specific information is organised within a non-fiction text e.g. text boxes, sub-headings, contents, bullet points, glossary, diagrams.
  • Identifying, discussing and collecting favourite words and phrases.
  • Recognising use of repetitive language within a text or poem e.g. run, run as fast as you can  and across texts e.g. long, long ago in a land far away
  • Make personal reading choices and explain reasons for choices.

 

Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those that they listen to by:

  • Introducing and discussing key vocabulary within the context of a text.
  • Use morphology to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words e.g. terror, terrorised.
  • Activating prior knowledge and raising questions e.g. What do we know? What do we want to know? What have we learned?
  • Checking that texts make sense while reading and self-correct.
  • Making predictions using evidence from the text.
  • Making inferences about characters and events using evidence from the text e.g. what is a character thinking, saying and feeling?

 

Participating in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say:

  • Making contributions in whole class and group discussion.
  • Listening and responding to contributions from others.
  • Giving opinions and supporting with reasons e.g. Was Goldilocks a good or bad character?
  • Considering other points of view.

 

Explaining clearly their understanding of what they read themselves and what is read to them:

Demonstrating understanding of texts by asking and answering questions related to who, what, where, when, why, how.

Contact the School

Greenlands Community Primary School

Dawnay Road
Ribbleton
Preston
PR2 6BB

Tel: 01772 792463
head@greenlands.lancs.sch.uk