Reading for comprehension

Children are taught to read for comprehension across a range of subjects throughout the school week. However, they also receive a dedicated reading session daily where they develop the skills of fluency and comprehension.

 

Our comprehension is taught using the following weekly pattern:

 

Day

Focus

Reading Skills Modelled by teacher

Children’s tasks

Monday

Familiarisation: teacher modelling the text

Skill: how to gather information from a text.

Think aloud, Text Mark-up, Tune-in/ Tune out, slow reveal, text discussion, vocabulary work. Summarise 5 key points. Extract needs to be no longer than 2 pages.

Vocabulary tasks: Word webs, FRAYER model, dictionary/ thesaurus work, morphology.

Tuesday

Immersion/ Text Discussion

Skill: Children understanding key themes/ ideas within the text.

Line by line reveal

Vocabulary choice

Text Mark up

 

Text mark-up

Annotating passage with thoughts.

 

Model acting/freeze frames/sequencing/timelines/ conscience alley etc.

Wednesday

Question stem Focus (linked to VIPERS- could be more than one)

Skill: how to respond to different question types.

Teacher models how to answer specific question stems.

Answer the questions alongside the teacher.

(see question stems attached)

Thursday

Question stem Focus (linked to VIPERS- could be more than one)

Skill: how to respond to different question types.

Introduce children to the next part of the extract (no more than 2 pages long). Model think aloud to guided group other children could work in pairs of independently to read and answer questions.

Children independently answer questions with the same stems using the same skills practised all week (on the extract from the start of the lesson.).

Friday

Book change, book talk/silent reading