Here are some comprehensive sets of resources to support your Y6 children with their Reading Revision for the upcoming SATs.
This bundle includes the four areas of reading revision my class found the most challenging: Retrieval, Inference, Vocabulary and 3 mark questions.
This pack of work is based around the children developing their knowledge and skills of ‘skimming and scanning’ which will enable children to develop their retrieval skills.
The pack of lessons is as follows:
Introductory lesson on skimming and scanning, complete with two activities.
Guided reading lesson using Street Child
Guided reading lesson x 2 using a Harry Potter extract
Condensing lesson, where children use the 2014 and 2016 sample SATs paper to answer retrieval questions.
The lessons are fully resourced and there is a detailed powerpoint which takes you through each lesson. My children’s skills really developed after this; focusing on one simple skill per week is really beneficial and I hope it will be useful to you too! :-)
In response to the 2016 Year 6 Reading SATs paper, I have made some changes to the way I teach reading revision, in particular the way I have taught vocabulary. As vocabulary and word meaning questions were so heavily weighted in the 2016 reading paper, I have taken a lot of time to put these resources together to provide children with the best chance of facing vocabulary questions.
This resource is a 9 lesson revision session based on developing children’s skills for facing vocabulary lesson. Throughout these lessons, children are exposed to a wide range of complex vocabulary whilst acquiring the skills needed to work out the meaning of unfamiliar words through looking at context clues. The lessons are fully resourced, with a fully detailed powerpoint. I have created the questions myself so they focus specifically on the context clues I’ve looked at.
This is the format of the 9 lessons:
I can use context clues: children look at how context changes word choice.
I can retrieve the meaning of words which are defined
I can use my knowledge of synonyms to find word meaning
I can use my knowledge of antonyms to find word meaning
I can use my inference skills to find word meaning
6/7) I can use context clues to decipher word meaning
I can define complex vocabulary
These lessons have been really successful in my children’s SATs questions. No longer are my class concerned about not knowing what a word means, as they are now armed with the skills to unpick the meaning using the context clues.
3 mark questions:
This is a very detailed powerpoint alongside lots of guided reading texts for the children to develop their understanding of how to answer three mark questions. The powerpoint takes you through the steps necessary for writing 3 mark answers and the texts and questions help the children practise the skills they have been learning. My class loved doing this and it has really helped them!