Inference strategies

Inference strategies are taught throughout school during daily reading lessons.

  • PREDICT, ASK QUESTIONS, I WONDER
  • USE BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE
  • Get VISUAL
  • SPOT MEANING BREAKDOWN & USE REPAIR STRATEGIES  
  • DETECTIVE TIME
  • VIP & GIST

Each year group uses all the above strategies to gain an in-depth understanding of a different text each week (selected from the Leicester ‘Improving Reading Comprehension and Enjoyment’ programme). Once the skills have been taught, the same strategies are used and the skills applied during whole class ‘Book Study’.