- Enjoy reading a wide range of texts: stories, poetry, plays, non-fiction texts etc.
- Recommend & discuss different texts with others
- Listen to a range of different readers (adults and children) to develop our reader ‘voice’
For pupils to make sense of what they are reading they develop comprehension skills by learning the VIPERS skills in reading lessons.
V – Vocabulary
Pupils discuss new vocabulary, subject-specific vocabulary and interesting language choices made by the author.
I – Infer
Inference skills are developed for pupils to use evidence from the text to justify their responses.
P – Predict
Pupils predict what might happen in a text based on the details given and implied.
E – Explain
Pupils develop their skills to explain how meaning is enhanced through language choice; identify themes and patterns that may arise; and explain how the content is related and contributes to the overall meaning of a text.
R – Retrieval
Pupils retrieve and record information and identify key details from fiction and non-fiction texts.
S – Summarise
Pupils use their understanding of a text to identify and summarise the main ideas from more than one paragraph.