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Reading Comprehension

Talk about and give an opinion on a range of texts
Discuss the sequence of events in books and how they are related to each other
Use prior knowledge and context and vocabulary explored to understand texts
Retell orally some stories, including fairy stories and traditional tales
Read for meaning, checking that the text makes sense and correcting inaccurate reading
Know and recognise simple recurring literary language in stories and poetry
Talk about favourite words and phrases
Increase repertoire of poems learnt by heart, appreciating these and reciting some, with appropriate intonation to make the meaning clear
Answer and ask appropriate questions and make predictions on the basis of what has been read so far
Draw simple inferences from illustrations, events and characters' action and speech

Word Reading

Decode automatically and fluently
Read accurately by blending the sounds in words that contain the graphemes taught
Recognise and read alternative sounds for graphemes
Read accurately words of two or more syllables that contain the same GPCs
Read words containing common suffixes
Read further common exception words
Read notice unusual correspondence between grapheme and phoneme
Read most words quickly and accurately when they have been frequently encountered without overt sounding and blending
Read aloud books closely matched to their improving phonic knowledge, sounding out unfamiliar words accurately, automatically and without undue hesitation
Read books fluently and confidently
Enhance meaning through expression and intonation
Identify and comment on main characters in stories and the way they relate to one another
Self-correct, look backwards and forwards in the text and search for meaning
Comment on the way characters relate to one another
Show understanding of the main points of the text and re-tell the story
Make sensible predictions about what is likely to happen in the story and to different characters
Know how suspense and humour is built up in a story, including the development of the plot
Recognise similarities in the plot or characters within different stories
Extract information from non-fiction texts, appropriately using contents, index, chapters, headings and glossary
Read poetry, using intonation and expression, and handle humour appropriately when needed
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