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St Stephen's Church of EnglandPrimary School

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Reading

Trash by Andy Mulligan

In Guided Reading we are currently reading 'Trash' by Andy Mulligan. We are using DIAL (Deduction, Inferential, Authorial and Literal) reading approach which teaches the children various reading skills.

DIAL Reading:

DEDUCTIVE questions:

 Ones where the text does not actually tell us, but we can work out the answer directly from information the text gives us. To answer them well we need to read the text very carefully and work things out from the information we are given (but not make things up of our own).

 

AUTHORIAL INTENT: 

Ones that ask us what the write has done and why. To answer these well we need to read the text very carefully and try to put ourselves in the writer’s place (i.e. ‘read like a writer’). We need to think about what the writer was trying communicate and how he/she went about doing it. 

 

INFERENTIAL questions:
Ones where the text does not actually tell us, but we can work out the answer by considering the hints and clues in the text in the light of our own knowledge and experience.

 

LITERAL questions:
Ones where we can find the answer directly in the text.
To answer them well we need to read the text very carefully and find the exact words that tell us what the questions asks. 
 

 

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