Reading with RIC
What is RIC?
What is RIC?
At Ringmer, we use RIC to deliver reading lessons from Reception to Year 6. RIC stands for ‘Retrieve, Interpret and Choice’, which are some of the core reading skills.
What does RIC look like from Reception to Year 6?
Pictorial images are used in Reception to prompt discussion. As they progress through KS1, our children begin to use textual resources in addition to pictorial images to develop their reading skills. Discussion and responding to written tasks help to build their retrieval and inference skills.
In KS2, we use high-quality texts and some images to continue to develop key reading skills. Children are encouraged to use STEM sentences and use evidence from the text to develop the depth of their answers.
Reading with RIC question STEM
We use this document to plan our RIC questions to ensure we are following the objectives from the National Curriculum. In addition to covering RIC skills, these also include questions for: vocabulary, predicting, explain and sequencing (KS1) and summarising (KS2). The wording of these questions is in line with End of Key Stage statutory assessments, which take place in Year 2 and Year 6 (SATs). This helps the children to become confident with the wording of the questions and answering the style of questions that they will have in the test.
RIC Questions STEMS
EYFS and KS1
Find and copy one/two things that could be… (1/2 marks)
Draw lines to match… (2 marks)
Put ticks in to show which statements are true and false. (2 marks)
When is…? (1 mark)
Complete the table. (2 marks)
When are/is…? (1 mark)
When did the story start? (1 mark)
Where was…? (1 mark)
Where did…? (1 mark)
Why is… so important? (1 mark)
Why were…? (1 mark)
Where does the story take place? (1 mark)
Give one/two places where you can find…? (1/2 marks)
What is the main difference between…? (1 mark)
What is the name of…? (1 mark)
What is the text about? (1 mark)
What is the main event? (1 mark
Find and copy two/three things… (1 mark)
Draw lines to match… (1 mark)
Put ticks in to show which statements are true and false. (1 mark)
Number the following things from 1-5 to show what order they happened in. (1 mark)
Complete the table. (1 mark)
Give two things that… (1 mark)
Give two places you can find… (1 mark)
What are the 3 types of…? (1 mark)
Tick the rows to say if each statement is fact or opinion. (2 marks)
What does this sentence tell you about…? (1 mark)
Why did…? (1/2 marks)
Explain why… (1/2 marks)
How did…? (1/2 marks)
This story shows that the character was…? (1 mark)
How did the character feel at the beginning/middle/end of the story? (1/2 marks)
Why did the character feel like that? (1/2 marks)
This poem explains how…? (1 mark)
What happens when…? (1 mark)
How did the character feel about…? (1 mark)
What does this phrase tell you about…?
At the beginning/middle/end of the story the character felt… why? (1 mark)
Why did the character behave in this way? (1 mark)
Write two reasons why… (2 marks)
How do you know…? (1 mark)
What does character… think of character… and how do you know? (2 marks)
How do you think… felt? (1 mark) Why did he/she feel like that? (1 mark)
Who is your favourite character? Why?
Is there anything you would change about this story?
Do you like this text? What do you like about it?
What does the word ..... mean in this sentence?
What does this word or phrase tell you about .....?
What do the words… mean? (1 mark)
Why is… a good name for…? (2 marks)
This word means that…? (1 mark)
Find and copy one word that means the same as… (1 mark)
What does this sentence tell you about…? (1 mark)
The word… means that…? (1 mark)
Which word/words mean the same as…? (1 mark)
Write one/two words that tell you… (1/2 marks)
Find and copy two words that show… (1 mark)
Why do you think the writer used… to describe…? (1 mark)
What do you think happened before?
What do you think will happen next? Use evidence from the text (2 marks)
Do you think… will do… and why? (2 marks)
Sequence and Summarise
What happened after .....?
What was the first thing that happened in the story?
According to the text, approximately how many ______?
Number these facts from 1-5 in the order in which they happen. The first one has been done for you.
According to the text, _______. Give two reasons
Using information from the text, put a tick in the correct box to show whether each statement is true or false.
Write down three things that you are told about ______
What was revealed at the end of the story?
What does this paragraph tell you about X’s character? Explain two features of their character, using evidence from the text to support your answer.
In what ways might ‘character’ appeal to many readers? Explain fully, referring to the text in your answer.
Explain what this description suggests about Quote.
What is … thinking when… ?
In what year is the story set?
The mood of the character changes throughout the text. Find and copy the phrases which show this.
Tick each row to say if the statements are fact or opinion. (1 mark)
Tick each row to say if the statements are true or false. (1 mark)
Give two reasons why… (1 mark)
Write down three things that you are told about… (1 mark)
Here are some summaries of different paragraphs from the text. Number them 1-6 in the order in which they appear in the text. (1 mark)
Look over the whole text and circle the correct option for each sentence below. (1 mark for each)
What other impressions do you get of _______ from the text?
What impressions do you get of Quote at this point in the extract?
What impressions do you get of character/setting/relationship between characters in the extract? Give two impressions, using evidence from the text to support your answer.
Look at page x/ paragraph beginning.... Why do you think…?
How do you know that character was feeling emotion? Tick one.
Look at the section headed: …
Put a tick in the correct box to show whether each of the following statements is a fact or an opinion.
Character was feeling emotion when… Give one piece of evidence from the text, which suggests this…
Look at page … How is … made to seem… (mysterious? funny? friendly?) Explain two ways, giving evidence from the text to support your answer.
What does the character think of…
How is the character made to seem (eg: mysterious)? Give evidence from the text.
Why is the character… (eg: holding his hat? limping?)
What makes you think that…? (1 mark)
Explain what… suggests about… (1/2 marks)
What does this word/phrase/sentence imply about the character/mood/setting? (1 mark)
What suggests that…? (1/2 marks)
How do you know…? (1/2 marks)
How can you tell that…? (1/2 marks)
Explain two ways… (2 marks)
Why does… do this…? (1/2 marks)
In what way does… think…? (1/2 marks)
What conclusion does… draw from this phrase? (1/2 marks)
How is the character made to seem…? Give 2 reasons, using evidence from the text. (3 marks)
Explain one/two features of his/her character/ the setting using evidence from the text to support your answer. (2/3 marks)
What evidence is there of the character being…? (1/2 marks)
Why was the character…? (uses vocabulary such as tired and afraid) (1 mark)
How has the illustrator used light and dark in the picture?
Why did the author use the word (staggered) rather than (walked)?
What effect has the author created by writing…
How has the author created suspense?
Why has the author included (a diagram)?
How does the author engage the reader here?
Why is the text arranged in this way?
Why do you think the author chose to…
Find and copy one word which shows that…
What does the word _________ mean in this sentence? (Tick one.)
Find and copy a group of words that means the same as _________
Which of the following words is closest in meaning to ______? (Tick one.)
Find and copy two different words from the sentence above that show __________.
Look on page x. Find and copy one group of words that suggests…
‘Quote’ - In this sentence, the word X is closest in meaning to… Tick one.
Do you think that… (eg: Martine will change her behavior in future?)? Explain your choice fully, using evidence from the text.
Sequence & Summarise
Which statement is the best summary for the whole of page…? Tick one.
Number the following sentences from 1-5 to show the order in which they happen. The first one has been done for you.
Look at the first two paragraphs. Which sentence below best describes the ….?
Which of the following would be the most suitable summary of the whole text?
Look at page…According to the text, give one way that____ are…(a) similar to ____ (b) different from ____