English - Key Stage 2

En2 Reading

Reading for information

3. Pupils should be taught to:
a) scan texts to find information
b) skim for gist and overall impression
c) obtain specific information through detailed reading

Non-fiction and non-literary texts

5. To develop understanding and appreciation of non-fiction and non-literary texts, pupils should be taught to:
a) identify the use and effect of specialist vocabulary
b) identify words associated with reason, persuasion, argument, explanation, instruction and description
d) identify links between ideas and sentences in non-chronological writing
g) engage with challenging and demanding subject matter.

Non-fiction and non-literary texts

9. The range should include:
a) diaries, autobiographies, biographies, letters
b) print and ICT-based reference and information materials [for example, textbooks, reports, encyclopaedias, handbooks, dictionaries, thesauruses, glossaries, CD-ROMs, internet]
c) newspapers, magazines, articles, leaflets, brochures, advertisements.

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