Reading VIPERS are our way of supporting children in developing their reading comprehension skills. All children will be working on VIPERS during class reading, whether it is whole class guided reading, in a small group or one-to-one with an adult. It would be fantastic if parents/ carers could also be referring to VIPERS when they listen to their child/children read at home.
This poster is displayed in all classrooms. Up to the end of Year 2, the ‘S’ stands for ‘Sequence’. Once children move into Year 3, the ‘S’ stands for ‘Summarise’ which is a more demanding skill. If we ensure that children are competent in all of these reading skills, we are covering all of the National Curriculum requirements and enabling them to be strong, confident readers. This acronym is just a simple way of helping children and parents to identify and remember what these vital skills are.
Over each half term, we will enjoy reading and analysing our class novels. In addition to this, we will be looking at a range of other genres during the half term as well.
VIPERS can be used on any text a child is reading, as well as on pictures, picture books and even films! When any adult is listening to a child read, all they have to do is think of questions about the book/ picture or film that cover the VIPERS skills.