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Whole class reading is the method used to teach individual children to become equipped and ready to answer a variety of comprehension questions. Children are explicitly taught the skills of reading (outlined in the National Curriculum and the KS1 and KS2 test domains).
Key Stage 1
|KS1 Content Domain Reference
|1a draw on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts
|1b identify/ explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction, such as characters, events, titles and information.
|1c identify and explain the sequences of events in texts
|1d make inferences from the text
|1e predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far
Key Stage 2
|KS2 Content Domain Reference
|2a Give/explain the meaning of words in context
|2b retrieve and record information/ identify key details from fiction and non/fiction
|2c summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph
|2d make inferences from the text/ explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text
|2e predict what might happen from details stated or implied
|2f identify/explain how information/ narrative content is related and contributes to meaning as a whole
|2g identify/explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases
|2h make comparisons within a text
In both key stages, reading skills are taught and practised using the VIPERS.
Example of VIPERS style questions for KS1 and KS2.