St Wilfrid's Catholic Primary School

St Wilfrid’s
Catholic Primary School

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Reading Support

 Reading at home

The best way to support your child's reading at home is to listen to them read and share the book together. Having a chat about what's happening, checking unfamiliar words and asking questions about the book will really support your child's understanding. 

National Literacy Trust: Why Families Matter to Literacy here

New words

When reading new texts, we are bound to come across new words and this is a great way to extend children's vocabulary. Below are a few ways to help children understand these new words.

Look for clues - Can you use the pictures and previous reading to help you?

Read around - Can you use the sentences around the word to help work out the meaning?

Get into the scene - Can you put yourself into the book and imagine what is happening, this could help you figure out the word?

Swap the word - Can you think of another word that would fit in? This might be a good way to help you understand.

Strategies to help understand new texts