Reading Targets

 Level 1 
In some reading, usually with support…
  • I sound out some words and can read some common words.
  • I sometimes stop at the full stop.
  • I can remember and find some parts of texts I have read.
  • I can sometimes talk about parts of a text.
  • I am beginning to notice how different texts are set out.
  • With help, I can pick out some important words or parts of sentences.
  • I am beginning to talk about what I like about a text.

 Level 2 
In some of my reading…
  • I can read simple texts aloud taking punctuation into account.
  • I can understand simple texts.
  • I can use strategies to tackle less familiar words.
  • I can talk about where to find useful sources of information.
  • I can find relevant information from specified parts of a text.
  • I can give my opinion about a text.
  • I am beginning to make predictions about a text.
  • I can understand the effect of simple words or phrases on meaning.
  • I can show some understanding of why a text has been written.

 Level 3 
In most of my reading…
  • I can read straightforward texts fluently with very few mistakes.
  • I can read on my own.
  • I can work out some meanings for myself.
  • I can sound out words.
  • I can find useful sources of information.
  • I can use indexes, contents and dictionaries to find information.
  • I can show that I understand the basic meanings of a text.
  • I can see that sometimes a text has a deeper meaning.
  • I have opinions about texts.
  • I can make valid predictions.
  • I know why a text has been written.
  • I can tell the difference between fact and opinion.

 Level 4 
Across a range of reading…
  • I can read harder, longer text fluently with few mistakes.
  • I can work out meanings for myself.
  • I can skim and scan texts.
  • I can summarise the main points of a text.
  • I can find and use ideas and information from texts.
  • I can decide on relevant key words to help a search.
  • I can refer to a text when explaining my views about it.
  • I can choose relevant information and I am beginning to make my own notes.
  • I can understand ideas, themes, events and characters in a text.
  • I can say why a text has been written.
  • I can pick out facts and opinions.

 Level 5 
Across a range of reading…
  • I can read by myself for an extended period of time.
  • I can understand what I read.
  • I can choose key facts by skimming and scanning different sources.
  • I can decide whether sources are accurate and useful.
  • I can use evidence from texts to ‘back up’ my views and opinions.
  • I can make and use notes.
  • I understand some meanings below the surface of texts.
  • I can use inference and deduction to understand a text.
  • I can explain how texts are organised and how paragraphs are linked .
  • I can explain why a writer might choose a particular word and what the effect
  • on the reader might be.
  • I understand the purpose of a text.
  • I can identify bias and opinion in a text.
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