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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