Guided Reading

Guided Reading

From year 2, we approach the teaching of reading through whole class reading sessions across the week. We use Reading VIPERS (Vocabulary, Inference, Prediction, Explanation, Retrieval and Sequencing/Summarising) to explicitly teach the six key reading skills. If we ensure that children are competent in all of these reading skills, we are covering all of the National Curriculum requirements and enabling them to be strong, confident readers. This acronym is just a great way of helping children and parents to remember what these vital skills are.

Question Openers

VIPERS can be used on any text that a child is reading, as well as on pictures, picture books and films! Below are great examples of how you can create your own questions using the following the sentence starters.