Learning and achieving together... ...in the Newark, Bingham and Southwell areas
Learning and achieving together......in the Newark, Bingham and Southwell areas

Reading, a real life adventure in creative opinion 

Reading is an adventure...


And like all adventures, it is full of excitement and anticipation of what is to come next. From a long, human tradition of telling stories to each other, the movement to recording those stories for many others to share is the foundation of our reading today.


To broaden the analogy further, stories can take the form of many homes, from fun stories, to action stories to fairy tales...of which there is an audience for each. Couple this creative experience with the alternative need to sometimes share important information and we have, in essence, promoted learning about fiction and non-fiction literature.


For children, this process of first understanding, and then having an emotional feeling towards what they read is at the heart of our teaching.


From understanding and discussing pictures in a book, to recognising simple words that link to those pictures, to then forming ideas of what those words mean, and why a writer has included them in the book, defines a whole range of skills and experiences needed to be successful reader.


At Integral-Tutoring we support children to build the reading tools they need to fully enjoy a lifetime of escapism or knowledge building, and more importantly, the ability to share their thoughts and feelings with others.




Your child's reading will need...

Word and Sentence Skills

  • Use words they already know to guess the meaning of new words.
  • Understands that the way sentences are written give meaning.
  • Reads aloud with intonation/feeling, using punctuation to help.
  • Breaks up, and puts together parts of words to help say them.
  • Reads common words easily.
  • Breaks new words down to help say them.

Finding and Using Information Skills


  • Uses skimming and scanning skills to summarise.
  • Discusses writing to make predictions and opinions.
  • Discusses the main written points and events, with examples.
  • Knows the main features of fiction and non-fiction texts.
  • Makes questions about what they are about to read.
  • Answers direct questions about characters and storylines.

Understanding and Predicting Skills

  • Discusses how an author uses moods, feelings and attitudes.
  • Recognises obvious and hidden opinions.
  • Knows which words help to create moods and build tension.
  • Gives examples of why characters say, do and think things.
  • Makes sensible guesses of what happens next.
  • Makes simple assumptions about character thoughts and feelings.
  • With help, guesses why characters behave in certain ways.

Book Structure and Organisation Skills

  • Recognises technical words in information books, for meaning.
  • Understands how paragraphs link written ideas together.
  • Can use information books efficiently.
  • Discusses how different styles/genres of writing are recognised.
  • Understands how paragraphs are used to order and build up ideas.
  • Can use a dictionary, thesaurus and information book sensibly.
  • Discusses how stories are written and organised.
  • Discusses differences between fiction and non-fiction books.


'Understanding an Author' Skills

  • Finds words an author has used for moods, feelings and attitudes.
  • Finds and discusses words which show how characters are feeling.
  • Finds and discusses words with hidden or deeper meaning.
  • Finds and discusses words which add description.
  • Finds words which have an affect on written meaning.
  • Shares ideas on author’s opinion by what they have written.
  • Discusses which authors they like to read and why.
  • Suggest other authors and kinds of writing they would enjoy.
  • Choose and talk about a favourite book.
11 plus Guide

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Integral Tutoring

West View, Town End Lane, Flintham

NG23 5LT

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01636 526042  /  07539 724563