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The most effective way for your child to progress in reading is to develop a love of reading and to READ as much as possible every day.

 

This could be...

  • Reading independently
  • Reading to an adult
  • Reading to a friend
  • Reading to a sibling

 

But also...

  • Being read to (a book that is more challenging than your child would read themselves) - we like this at any age including adults
  • Discussing books
  • Reading different forms of writing (poetry, magazines, newspapers, reports, non-fiction)
  • Using a dictionary / computer /kindle to find words they don't know
  • Asking inference questions related to pictures, drama or real life, for example "You think Ken Barlow on Coronation Street is angry but he said he was fine, how do you know? What evidence can you find? Why is he angry?"

Focused Reading Sessions - practice questions we use weekly in school. (2b) (2c) etc. refers to the skills tested by the Reading Paper (1 hour, 50 marks):

 

1

 

• read age-appropriate books with confidence and fluency (including whole novels)

2

 

• read aloud with intonation that shows understanding

3

2a

• work out the meaning of words from the context

4

2d

• explain and discuss their understanding of what they have read, drawing inferences  and justifying these with evidence

5

2e

• predict what might happen from details stated and implied

6

2b

• retrieve information from non-fiction

 

2b

retrieve and record information / identify key details from fiction

7

2c

• summarise main ideas, identifying key details and using quotations for illustration

8

2g

• evaluate how authors use language, including figurative language, considering the impact on the reader/how meaning is enhanced through choice of words or phrases

9

2h

• make comparisons within and across books

2016 Sample Papers

Reading Paper 2016 (Completed in class week beginning 20th November 2017)

Raw score of 21/50 marks (42%) would give a scaled score of 100 (Secure at Year Six Age-Related Expectations)

Reading Paper 2017

Raw score of 26/50 marks (52%) would give a scaled score of 100 (Secure at Year Six Age-Related Expectations)

SATs Papers from 2015 and beyond accessible via link below. These are still useful to complete and practice with as they are still hone comprehension skills and exam technique.

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