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Key Stage 1 Parental Support​​​​​​​

A part of homework every week is to read 4 times a week, the children all have a reading book which they take home as well as
allocated to them on Bug Club. When reading with the children, please ask some key questions to help them further develop their
understanding of what they have read.

Please find below some questions to ask your children whilst reading.

Before Reading

  • Look at the front cover. What could the book be about?
  • Who is the author?
  • What is an illustrator? What do they do?
  • What is the blurb?

During reading

  • What does that word mean? Read the words around it to help you figure it out (context).
  • How can you read an unfamiliar word? Can you sound talk and then blend?
  • Who are the main characters?
  • What do you think will happen next?
  • How do you think that character feels? Why? How would you feel in that situation?
  • Can you predict how the book will end?

After reading

Encourage the children to talk about what happened in the book.

  • Who is your favourite character? Why?
  • Is there a hidden message in the story? What is it?
  • Can you retell the story in your own words?
  • Do you like how the story ended? Can you think of another way the book could have ended?