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Catholic Primary School

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Reciprocal Reading

Reciprocal Reading

Reciprocal Reading uses a whole class and small group/paired approach to teaching reading. Over a half-term period the children will learn a new reading skill in order to develop their comprehension of a piece of text. The skills are as follows: predicting, questioning, inferring, clarifying, visualising, summarising and making connections (between the text they are reading, themselves, the world around them and other books). As you can see that these are all skills that good readers have but they need to be taught explicitly. The children will begin to learn some of these skills in the EYFS and KS1 classes and build on them each year as they go up through the school.