Reading Secondary

Inferential reading

A strategy used to promote inference when reading, promoting an ability to connect what is in the text with what is in the mind. It can help pupils understand what to do when information is not stated explicitly in the text, using a simple strategy, “It says… I say…so…” Inferential reading

Reciprocal Reading

A strategy that encourages pupils to think about their own thought process during reading. It helps them become actively involved and monitor their comprehension as they read. It teaches students to ask questions during reading and helps make the text more comprehensible. Reciprocal reading reciprocal_teaching_bookmark


Use this website as a fantastic tool to scaffold reading material in order to be more accessible. Additionally to focus on and embed challenging vocabulary. Rewordify

ATOS Text Analyser

A great vehicle through which to assess the appropriate level of the text you are asking students to analyse. Click here for Text Analyser Click here for Book Analyser (digital) Click here for Bookfinder Use ATOS Conversion Levels to help you convert ATOS levels to appropriate reading ages to assess suitability of texts

Reading Frameworks: Thinking hard

Use these templates to help students to chunk down the reading process and aid comprehension. It works well to model good practice for students to utilise in their independent study time. Thinking Reading Deconstruction Frame History example 2 History example 1

Improving Literacy in Secondary Schools

Click here to read the full report on literacy provision in Secondaries. Some important summaries to take note of.