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Teacher Information

Curriculum Links




C1 C3 C10

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Develop reading skills through engaging with reading material appropriate to his/her stage of development Read aloud to share a text with an audience Express a more formal response by giving a considered personal opinion of a [book] in oral or in written form


C9 C13 C15 C16

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Predict future events and outcomes in a [book] that is being read aloud Respond to characters and events in a story Read a story and write it in his/her words Read a narrative or expository piece and summarise it

Word Reading


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Learn about the sounds associated with the beginning of a word or syllable Learn about common word endings, word families and roots of words Use knowledge of letter-sound relationships (grapho/phonic cues), grammar and syntax (syntactic cues) and surrounding text (contextual cues) when attempting to identify unfamiliar words Continue to build a sight vocabulary of common words from [books] read and from personal experience

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Additional Teacher Information

Character A person in a novel, play or film.

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Fairy tale A fairy tale is a short story usually featuring fantasy characters such as elves, dragons, hobgoblins, sprites or magical beings. It is often set in the distant past. A fairy tale usually begins with the phrase ‘Once upon a time …’ and ends with the words ‘… and they lived happily ever after’. Charms, disguises and talking animals may also appear in a fairy tale.

Terminology for Pupils


Definition of Terms Text A book or other written or printed work, regarded in terms of its content rather than its physical form.

fairy tale character word phrase text opinion story sound letter singular noun

apostrophe suffix

Suggested Reading • Tattercoats by Margaret Greaves • Cinderella by Marcia Brown • Tattercoats, and other Folk Tales by Winifred Finlay



Singular Denoting or referring to just one person or thing.




Reading – Comprehension and Word Reading

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2976IR Reading Comprehension and Word Reading 2nd class  
2976IR Reading Comprehension and Word Reading 2nd class