The ability to read is a marriage of decoding and fluency, comprehension and inference. Decoding is primarily focused on in key stage one, with comprehension and inference becoming the focus and remaining so from key stage two. Some learners continue to struggle with the foundation skills of reading – this set of resources support the development of each skill, as well as introducing some techniques to further develop the art of reading.
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Decoding and fluency
This is the ability to breakdown words and develop an understanding their meaning, and to read without faltering.
Once learners can read sentences fluently, they should then be able to interpret meaning from the text.
Inference is what lies beneath the words – the feeling or impression the author is conveying through their word choices.
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