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Devleloping reading skills

Meadow United is designed to help children read independently forpurpose, pleasure and learning, and to respond imaginatively, using different strategies to engage with the text.

The primary focus is the development of children’s reading comprehension skills through a range of key reading strategies:

  • Asking Questions of the text, ie, literal, deductive, inferential, evaluative
  • Making Predictions based on features of the text or context clues, eg cloze procedure
  • Making Comparisons between characters, genre, plot, and authors
  • Looking for Patterns, eg, in writer’s style, scene setting, character traits, storyline
  • Making Pictures, ie, visualising ideas from texts
  • Summarising, ie, highlighting key points, supporting details, paraphrasing
  • Evaluating, ie, justifying, judging and appreciating