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Guided reading activity – KS2 lesson plan

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Years 3-6


This guided reading activity involves using summary writing to help children create a ‘map’ of the text as they read.

This not only helps them retrieve information later, but will encode more of the text into their memories along the way. This is especially helpful when reading whole picturebooks or studying multi-page sections of a story.

Guided reading activity

What they’ll learn:

  • How to turn a text into short summaries
  • Improve their recall of stories or longer extracts
  • Learn how to find and use quotes for two- and three-mark reading questions
  • Gain confidence when writing answers to reading questions

Matthew Lane is a Year 6 teacher at a primary school in Norfolk.

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Guided reading activity – KS2 lesson plan

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