I write a comprehension question, about the book Ioan has read the previous night, on his school snack.
- Ball point pen
This isn’t something I’ve pushed. Ioan likes discussing what he’s read and said it always makes him smile at school.
If there were any words he didn’t understand the meaning of, I see if he now understands. He didn’t know what ‘bobtail’ or ‘stumpy’ meant when reading.
DfES Early Learning Goals (2017)
Communication and language
ELG 01 – Listening and attention:
Children listen attentively in a range of situations. They listen to stories, accurately anticipating key events and respond to what they hear with relevant comments, questions or actions. They give their attention to what others say and respond appropriately, while engaged in another activity.
ELG 02 – Understanding:
Children follow instructions involving several ideas or actions. They answer ‘how’ and ‘why’ questions about their experiences and in response to stories or events.
ELG 03 – Speaking:
Children express themselves effectively, showing awareness of listeners’ needs. They use past, present and future forms accurately when talking about events that have happened or are to happen in the future. They develop their own narratives and explanations by connecting ideas or events.
ELG 09 – Reading:
Children read and understand simple sentences. They use phonic knowledge to decode regular words and read them aloud accurately. They also read some common irregular words. They demonstrate understanding when talking with others about what they have read.