During Reading we have been identifying cause and effect in texts and learning to summarise the main ideas in texts. To identify cause and effect we had to find the signal words such as because, therefore and as a result and then we could find the events that were the cause (why something happened) and the effect (what happened). We then displayed them in a cause and effect graphic organiser.

To summarise texts we have be learning how to the Skinny Notes graphic organiser. After reading the text we identify the key words and use these to write a short summary of what we have read. This helps us to remember and understand what the text was about.

We work in reading groups to practice the new skills we have been learning. We have also been enjoying using our reading time to practice sustaining our reading for longer periods of time.