In guided reading we will be reading and enjoying our class text The Secret of Platform 13. We will be using our VIPERS skills to help us understand the text.
Use the VIPERS questions at home to help you understand the texts you are reading.
Vocabulary - questions that focus on the meaning of words and understanding why the author has used certain words or phrases.
Infer - questions that focus on using clues from the text to understand character thoughts/feelings/actions and being able to show this evidence.
Predict - questions that focus on understanding what happens next and what role the characters will play in the story. Use evidence from the text to prove your predictions.
Explain - questions that focus on giving a detailed explanation e.g. explaining similarities and differences between events/characters or explaining your opinion about topics.
Retrieve - questions where you can 'grab' the answer from the text.
Summarise - questions that focus ask you to 'sum up' what has happened or putting events in order.
Remember to keep reading regularly at home and bringing your book into school.
Reading lots at home also has a really positive impact on the children's writing as they can learn different writing techniques from other authors.