Questions for parents when reading at home

As well as developing childrens fluency in reading, the school is also working on developing a child's comprehension (understanding) of a text.  When reading with your children at home, please feel free to refer to this booklet.  The booklet explains an approach to reading we have adopted in school known as VIPERS.  Each letter stands for a different type of comprehension question a child may be asked:

V - Vocabulary

I - Inference

P - Prediction

E - Explain

R - Retrieve

S - Summary

The booklet gives types of VIPERS questions that can be used for any book.

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Please direct all enquiries to Mrs H Maiden at the school office:

Telephone 01946 695311 or email

Headteacher: Mr Andrew Beattie

St James' Church of England Junior School. Wellington Row, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7HG