Students should be taught to: Develop pleasure in reading, motivation to read, vocabulary and understanding by:
• Listening to and discussing a wide range of poems, stories and non-fiction at a level beyond that at which they can read independently.
• Being encouraged to link what they read or hear read to their own experiences.
• Becoming very familiar with key stories, fairy stories and traditional tales, retelling them and considering their particular characteristics.
• Recognising and joining in with predictable phrases.
• Learning to appreciate rhymes and poems, and to recite some by heart.
• Discussing word meanings, linking new meanings to those already known.
Understand both the books they can already read accurately and fluently and those they listen to by:
• Drawing on what they already know or on background information and vocabulary provided by the teacher.
• Checking that the text makes sense to them as they read and correcting inaccurate reading.
• Discussing the significance of the title and events.
• Making inferences on the basis of what is being said and done.
• Predicting what might happen on the basis of what has been read so far Participate in discussion about what is read to them, taking turns and listening to what others say. Explain clearly their understanding of what is read to them.