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Reading after Phonics

The teaching of reading is split into word reading (phonics) and comprehension. The comprehension skills are split into content domains. We teach these skills throughout our curriculum, but specifically in reading lessons using Cracking Comprehension.

KS1 Content domains:

Define - 1a - Draw on knowledge of vocabulary to understand texts
Retrieve - 1b - Identify / explain key aspects of fiction and non-fiction texts, such as characters,
events, titles and information
Sequence - 1c - Identify and explain the sequence of events in texts
Infer - 1d - Make inferences from the text
Predict - 1e - Predict what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far

KS2 Content domains

Define - 2a: Give/explain the meaning of words in context
Retrieve - 2b: Retrieve and record information/identify key details from fiction and non-fiction.
Summarise - 2c: Summarise main ideas from more than one paragraph
Infer - 2d: Make inferences from the text/explain and justify inferences with evidence from the text
Predict - 2e: Predict what might happen from details stated and implied
Relate - 2f: Identify/explain how information/narrative content is related and contributes to
meaning as a whole.

Explore - 2g: Identify/explain how meaning is enhanced through choice of words and phrases.
Compare - 2h: Make comparisons within the text