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Y4 Assessment statements - What I need to achieve Exceeding statements - What I need to aspire to

Reading Comprehension

Know which books to select for specific purposes, especially in relation to science, history and geography learning
Use dictionaries to check the meaning of unfamiliar words
Discuss and record words and phrases that writers use to engage and impact on the reader
Know and recognise some of the literary conventions in text types covered
Begin to understand simple themes in books
Prepare poems to read aloud and to perform, showing understanding through intonation, tone, volume and action
Explain the meaning of words in context
Ask questions to improve understanding of a text
Infer meanings and begin to justify them with evidence from the text
Predict what might happen from details stated and deduced information
Identify how the writer has used precise word choices for effect to impact on the reader
Identify some text type organisational features, for example, narrative, explanation, persuasion
Retrieve and record information from non-fiction
Make connections with prior knowledge and experience
Begin to build on others' ideas and opinions about a text in discussion
Explain why text types are organised in a certain way

Word Reading

Apply knowledge of root words, prefixes and suffixes to read aloud and to understand the meaning of unfamiliar words
Read further exception words, noting the unusual correspondences between spelling and sound, and where these occur in the word
Attempt pronunciation of unfamiliar words drawing on prior knowledge of similar looking words
Locate and use information from a range of sources, both fiction and non-fiction
Compare fictional accounts in historical novels with the factual account
Appreciate the bias in persuasive writing, including articles and advertisements
Talk widely about different authors, giving some information about their backgrounds and the type of literature they produce
Use inference and deduction to work out the characteristics of different people from a story
Compare the language in older texts with modern Standard English (spelling, punctuation and vocabulary)
Skim, scan and organise non-fiction information under different headings
Refer to the text to support predictions and opinions
Recognise complex sentences
Show awareness of the listener through the use of pauses, giving emphasis and keeping an appropriate pace so as to entertain and maintain interest
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