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Word reading

I often apply my knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to help me to read fluently and understand the meaning of new words.

I break long polysyllabic words into syllables with speed and read across the entire word.

Wider decoding and reading strategies

I read fluently with intonation, expression, appropriate pace and use of pauses to entertain and maintain interest ongoing

I try to notice mistakes in my reading when reading higher level texts and sometimes correct them because the text doesn't make sense.

I understand how the meaning of sentences is shaped by punctuation, word order and linking words and phrases and use the punctuation to help to show this.

I scan text to find key words and phrases

I skim read a text to get the gist of it.

I know that I sometimes need to reread text carefully to understand it fully

I read longer texts with increasing pace and stamina

Comprehension strategies

I check books make sense to me and can talk about my understanding of significant ideas, events and characters.

I summarise the key points of a paragraph

I summarise the main ideas drawn from more than one paragraph

I explore the meaning of words in context and I ask about the meanings of words I don't understand[Gk1]

I predict what might happen from details stated and implied.

I ask questions to improve my understanding.

I understand how the language, structure and presentation contribute to meaning.

I make inferences such as inferring characters' feelings, thoughts and motives from their actions and I can sometimes find evidence to support this.

I connect the information that I read within paragraphs, texts and to other books

Response to text

I sometimes give reasoned justifications for my views based on evidence from the text.

I am beginning to understand the difference between fact and opinion

I identify and discuss themes and conventions in a range of writing.

I comment on how and why a writer has used certain word choices

I read poems and plays aloud and perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone and volume so that the meaning is clear to an audience.

I know a wider range of poetry by heart.

  1. recommend books I have read to friends and give reasons for my choices.

I read and understand texts (paper based and digital) that are structured in different ways and read for a range of purposes and can explain the main purpose of these.

I make comparisons within and across books commenting on similarities and differences.

I read and discuss an increasingly wide range of fiction, poetry, plays, non-fiction and reference books building on my on and others’ ideas

I can find, record and present information from non-fiction texts


Reading strategies