Reading @ St Andrew’s

Reading @ St Andrew’s

Here at St Andrew’s we LOVE reading!

VIPERS is our way of supporting children with their reading comprehension skills; children are explicitly taught the skills of reading (outlined in the National Curriculum and the KS1 and KS2 test domains) through the use of VIPERS.

All children will be working on VIPERS during class reading, whether it is reading as a class, in a small group, or one-to-one with an adult.

What are Vipers?

 

VIPERS is an acronym to aid the recall of the 6 reading domains as part of the reading curriculum.  They are the key areas which we feel children need to know and understand in order to improve their comprehension of texts.

VIPERS stands for

Vocabulary

Inference

Prediction

Explanation

Retrieval

Sequence or Summarise

It would be fantastic if parents could also be referring to VIPERS when you listen to your child read at home! Please have a look at the question stems below to see how you can use questioning to support your child’s reading skills.

Reading-VIPERS-Question-Stems-KS1

Reading-VIPERS-Question-Stems-KS2

Take a look at some of our other helpful resources and links to help you with your reading, both at home and at school.

Book lists KS1:

100 Books KS1 1

100 Books KS1 2

100 Books KS1 3

100 Books KS1 4

100 Books KS1 5

Book lists KS2:

100 Books 3 and 4 1

100 Books 3 and 4 2

100 Books 3 and 4 3

100 Books 3 and 4 4

100 Books 5 and 6 1

100 Books 5 and 6 2

100 Books 5 and 6 3

100 Books 5 and 6 4

100 Books 5 and 6 5

Useful links:

https://www.lovereading4kids.co.uk/kids-zone/

https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/

https://www.storynory.com/

Contact Us

For more information or to get in touch:

01935 872430
or by Email