Reading at Home
Children will be given an age-appropriate reading book to take home and it is helpful if parents can make a brief comment in the child's reading record to let us know how they are getting on with their reading at home. We expect children to read three times a week and to bring their reading books into school every day.
VIPERS Question Stems
It would be excellent if, as parents, you could also refer to these VIPERS regularly when you are listening to your child read at home. VIPERS questions can be applied to any text that a child is reading as well as with pictures, picture books and films. When any adult is listening to a child read, all they have to do is think of questions about the book, picture or film that cover some of the VIPERS and there are some great examples below of how you can create your own questions using the following question openers.
If you have any questions or are struggling with this, please contact your child’s class teacher and they will provide some additional support materials to use at home.