This whole class reading session aims to develop children’s comprehension skills through a reading of a non-fiction text about Buddhist monks and worship.
The resource pack includes the full text and all of the activities for the session, which the class are guided through via a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation. This is followed by a series of activities aiming to develop children’s retrieval, explanation, inference, prediction and summarising skills. It also contains a vocabulary check immediately after the extract is read to clarify any unfamiliar/ difficult language.
The tasks are comprised of quick-check questions, solo thinking, pair/ group discussions and deeper thinking activities.
The session is best suited for children in KS2, although with minor adaptations it could feasibly be used with slightly older year groups.