Hi all, Over half term I shared a Powerpoint with a number of posters about different types of reading comprehension question, these being: Retrieval - look for and find the answer (usually "tick and circle" or single word answers) Inference - finding clues in the text (answers might start with "Because it says....") Effect on the reader - describe why the author has chosen particular words or layout (answers might start with "To make you think/To show you...") Opinion - where you have to consider your views and refer to the text in backing up your answer (answers should follow a format along the lines of "I think...... because it says......") This week I went through this with my class and they put a very Talk For Writing spin on things by inventing an action for each type of question! I thought I would share this as we have found it very useful this week: the kids can "show me" the type of question they think it is, and the actions are helping to reinforce what each type of question wants them to do. Makes the lesson a bit more lively too! So..... For retrieval, you reach up and pull down. You are the "fetcher" of the answer. For inference, you hold an imaginary magnifying glass and peer into it. You are the "detective" looking for clues. For effect on the reader, you mime operating a puppet. You are looking at the author as the "puppeteer" - what are they trying to get the reader to do, and how are they doing it? For opinion, you stroke your chin and look thoughtful (and in the case of my class, make weird humming noises!) You are the "philosopher", considering all the evidence and deciding what you think. Humour me! This worked for us!