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Lane End

Primary School

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What do I need to know about comprehension reading skills?

The point of reading is to understand and absorb information and language. 


Explaining what new or unusual words mean (which our great books are full of!), asking and answering questions about the book and discussing feelings, messages and hidden meanings are all great ways to help your child develop their comprehension skills. These are the skills that unlock opportunities for your child and that mean they can learn in all subjects and grow into articulate thinkers. 


Please continue to read with your child 3 times a week focussing on comprehension with older children. 


Please see the comprehension bookmarks below with suggested questions that should work for any book your child is reading. Use the non-fiction ones for information books and the fiction ones for story books.

Ask your child the questions on the book mark for the book they are reading. 


The full set for each colour book band level is provided below.