LONG reading tasks
These longer reading comprehension sheets can be completed with full adult support, some adult support or independently, depending on your child's reading ability. They are all similar in difficulty. Whatever your child's reading ability they will benefit from completing these in some form. For the reluctant readers, or those who have low resilience, these texts may be too long to read in one session.
These longer texts have DIFFERENTIATED question sheets. The simplest questions are on the sheet with 1 star at the foot of the page and the most in depth questions are on the 3 star sheet.
Full adult support - read the text with your child, pointing to each word as you read it, encouraging them to read the words they know or can easily sound out. Ask them the comprehension questions - the answers do not need to be written down as it is the child's understanding of the text being assessed, not their ability to write. If you wish to record their answers you could scribe for them.
Some adult support - encourage your child to read the text out loud to you, helping them to decode the words they find tricky. Encourage them to read the comprehension questions if they are willing or you may choose to read them out loud. The answers do not need to be written down as it is the child's understanding of the text being assessed, not their ability to write. However, if your child is willing to write the answers, encourage them to do so - it is a skill they will need to develop eventually.
Independent - If your child is a strong, confident reader, let them read the text to themselves and read and answer the questions independently. Once they have completed the task discuss the questions and answers to make sure they have understood the text fully or that they have interpreted the questions accurately. It is not essential that the answers are written down, they can be done verbally, but writing the answers is a valuable skill to begin developing.