Abbey Hulton Primary School

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Reading Resources

Guided reading through Reading Gems

At Abbey Hulton, we believe the content domains are a list of skills needed to become a fluent and resilient reader. The teaching of reading should include more than awareness of the skills to get through the test; the application of those skills are fundamental to the understanding of what is being read.

The reading domains are referred to in child friendly way called Reading Gems. Using this approach, we choose one domain (retrieval, define, inference, prediction etc) per week to explicitly teach and focus upon, allowing modelling by the teacher and chances to apply throughout the week.