Effective readers, writers and speakers display the following characteristics:
- Are active, with a desire to search for what they need to understand
- Read for meaning using inquiry and critical thinking to search for key ideas, make connections to previous knowledge and evaluate what they have read.
- Make connections between what they already know and what they are reading.
- Monitor their reading, reflect on and correct errors, and check their understanding regularly.
- Adjust their reading, recognising the need to slow down for challenging texts or skim read for information.
- Have a wide vocabulary and a desire to explore new vocabulary including working out definitions.
- Read widely and branch out. They look for further opportunities to read on a theme, topic or genre.
In order to help the children develop themselves as readers, we have created these progression documents.
- Have attention to detail, whether that be through observations of the world around them, spotting grammatical errors or up levelling descriptions.
- Have discipline, patience and resilience to plan, draft, edit and rewrite. They are devoted to evaluating and improving their work.
- Are clear. They can distil complex ideas into simple, clear language which can be understood easily by others.
- Have a strong vocabulary and incorporate interesting and unusual words into their writing, as well as select words for clarity and precision.
- Are open to changes to improving their writing. Seeing their work through the eyes of others.
- Have a passion for reading which develops a strong understanding of syntax, tone and grammar.
- Are creative and can think outside of the box to create new worlds and characters or to view information from a different angle.
In order to help the children develop themselves as writers, we have created these progression documents.
- Have confidence to overcome nerves and present to others. This in turn leads to them being viewed as more knowledgeable and intelligent.
- Have a knowledge, passion and enthusiasm for their subject which comes across and evokes passion in the audience.
- Have self-awareness of their strengths and weaknesses, adding humour, storytelling or drama to their presentation.
- Are themselves and present their own views. They are sincere.
- Can engage with an audience through tone, presentational style, or humour.
- Can choose appropriate tone, volume, and speed to suit purpose.
In order to help the children develop themselves as speakers, we have created these progression documents.