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Reading in KS2

Whole Class Reading


A whole class reading lesson is a shared opportunity to study extracts and whole texts. These include poetry, non fiction, short stories, classic and modern fiction. Texts are challenging and ambitious, frequently above the level the child might read to him or herself. This means that the weaker reader is having access to stimulating reading material. Mostly, the shared extract is read by the teacher to the class. This enables children to hear reading modelled and to know what fluency is. VIPERS questioning is used during whole class reading as well as the modelling of fluency using the WalkThru's approach, giving children the opportunity to practice expression and intonation with modelling.

Reading books


Children choose the books they read from the school and local home libraries, and from peer recommendations. A record is kept of their reading choices in the child’s year-appropriate reading record.  The library also has sets of books to encourage children to read in 'book groups'. 


Some key stage two pupils are directed to choose a phased reading book alongside their library book, if they are working below age related expectations or need further practice of fluency development.