Strand 5

5 Reading for meaning, understanding and responding to print, electronic and multi-modal texts

5.1 Developing an adapting active reading skills and strategies

  • Year 7 Extract the main points and relevant information from a text or source using a range of strategies such as skimming and scanning
  • Year 7 Use inference and deduction to recognise implicit meanings at sentence and text level
  • Year 7 Make relevant notes when gathering ideas from textsYear 8 Use a range of reading strategies to retrieve relevant inforamtion andmain points from texts, distinguishing between fact and opinion where appropriate
  • Year 8 Use a range of reading strategies to retrieve relevant inforamtion andmain points from texts, distinguishing between fact and opinion where appropriate
  • Year 8 Use inference and deduction to explore layers of meaning within a text
  • Year 8 Make relevant notes when researching different sources, comparing and contrasting information
  • Year 9 Select from a range of strategies and use them most appropriate ways to locate, retrieve and compare information and ideas from a vaireity of texts
  • Year 9 Use a repertoire of reading strategies to analyse and explore different layers of meaning within texts
  • Year 9 Make relevant notes in a range of formts and approaches when researching a variety of sources

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • RAF2 Understand, describe, select or retrieve information, events or ideas from texts and use quotations
  • RAF3 Deduce, infer or interpret information, events or ideas from texts

5.2 Understanding and responding to ideas, viewpoints, themes and purposes in texts

  • Year 7 Identify and understand the main ideas, viewpoints, themes and purposes in a text
  • Year 7Make a personal response to a text and provide some textual reference in support
  • Year 8 Trace the development of a writer’s ideas, viewpoint and themes
  • Year 8 Respond to a text by amking precise points and providing relevant evidence in support of those points.
  • Year 9 Year 9 Analyse and respond to the range of ideas and differing viewpoints, puposes and themes in a variety of related texts
  • Year 9 Develop interpretations of texts, supporting points with detailed textual evidence

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • RAF2 Understand, describe, select or retrieve information, events or ideas from texts and use quotations
  • RAF3 Deduce, infer or interpret information, events or ideas from texts
  • RAF6 Identify and comment on writer’s purposes and viewpoints, and the overall effect of the text on the reader.

5.3 Reading and engaging with a wide and varied range of texts

  • Year 7 Make informed personal choices of texts and express their preferences
  • Year 7Understand how readers choose and respond to texts
  • Year 8 Broaden their experience of reading a wide range of texts and express their preferences and opinions
  • Year 8 Explore how different audiences choose and respond to texts
  • Year 9 Discuss their own and others’ reading, take account of others’ views of what they have read, express informed opinions and make recommendations.
  • Year 9 Analyse how texts are shaped by audiences’ preferences and opinions

Links to Assessing Pupil Progress

  • RAF6 Identify and comment on writers’ purposes and viewpoints, and the overall effect of the text on the reader
  • RAF7 Relate texts to the social, cultural and historical traditions

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