Reading: Reading and understanding
Reading text means more than just saying all the words out loud. It is important that you are also able to understand what is being said. A good way to check if you've understood some text, is to write a brief summary after you've finished reading it.
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Reading and understanding includes:
- Recognising a variety of text formats (e.g. newspaper articles, charts, summaries, adverts, reviews)
- Using skills covered in other topics to aid reading: skimming, scanning detailed reading
- Using skills covered in other topics to aid understanding: fact and opinion, images and charts, summarising, use of dictionary
- Creating different texts: an advert, a poster, a book review